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Review Previous Build Release R2015b Process Notes

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Obtain Release ApprovalsSPHDoneDoneNeeded by release day.
Get updated legal statement/licenseSPHDoneDoneNeeded by Code Freeze.
Update sample scripts
SPHDoneDone

Needed by App Freeze.

  • Write examples that demonstrate new functionality
  • Clean up all errors and warnings
  • Remove deprecated fields
Write draft Release Notes

JJKP

SPH

DoneDone

Needed by App Freeze.

See Writing Release Notes

Update standard descriptive textSPHDoneDone

Needed by App Freeze.

Will be used in User Guide, websites, release announcement.

Update version number in User Guide cover
JJKPDoneDone

Needed by App Freeze.

Contact Katy Gammage or Mary Hrybyk-Keith to update cover page.

Next time: integrate sejda-console to do this automatically.

Update info on public-facing websitesJJKPTGG(error)(error)

Needed by Release Day.

See the list of sites. Update this list as well, if necessary.

Updated major sites before announcement. Minor ones can be updated a bit later.

Update release announcement contactsSPH  

Needed by Release Day. Located here.

Put in order for additional iconsSPHDoneDone

(if necessary)

Needed by Visual Freeze.

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Verify that all known bugs are checked into JIRA(All)

JJKPDSC: (tick)
RQ: (tick)

SPH:  (tick)

 
Complete all JIRA verifications(All)

JJKPDSC: (tick)
RQ: (tick)

SPH:  

 (tick)  

 
Complete QA wrap-up tasksDJC, SPH, JJKP, RQ

JJKPDSC:(error)

RQ: (tick)

SPH:  (tick)

DJC: (tick)

JJKP: Need to run save mode one last time before code freeze.
Address all JIRA tickets awaiting feedback(All)

JJKPDSC: (tick)
RQ: (tick)

SPH:  (tick)

 
Mark .tc files with requirements and verify traceability to new requirements(All)

JJKPDSC: (error)
RQ: (tick)

SPH:  (error)

This is new this year! 

For Visual Freeze (Aug. 5)

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Update About panel

LOJ

 (tick)(tick) 
  1. Update release number (i.e. R2015a).  
  2. Add any new libraries used. 
  3. Update an links.
Update splash screenTGG(tick) (tick) 
  1. Add new contributors
  2. Remove contributors who did not contribute to this release
  3. Design updates
  4. Update SplashScreen.psd in GmatDevelopment\moredata\graphics\splash
  5. Use GIMP to save a flattened TIF file and overwrite splash screen in GmatDevelopment\application\data\graphics\splash.
Update iconsTGG

SPH: (tick)
WCS: (tick)

TGG: (tick)

SPH: (tick)
WCS: (tick)

TGG: (tick)

If there are any updates, additions, deletions.

Including GMATIcon for Welcome Page

Update gmat_startup_file.txtJJKPWCS(tick) (tick) 
  • Update formatting, comments
  • Add any additional plugins
  • Switch to release configuration (comment out alpha plugins)

Switch to release configuration in script test system

JJKPSPH(tick) (tick) 
  • Create new rundef.R2015aInternal.template.m and rundef.R2015aPublic.template.m.
  • Switch autorun.m to use appropriate one.
Complete visual updates(All)

SPH: (tick)

RQ: (tick)

  

For Code Freeze (Aug. 5) 

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Update EOP filesWCS(tick) (tick) Update eopc04_08.62-now and run smoke tests and SPICE .bpc file
Update tai-utc file & naif LSKWCS(tick) (tick) Update gmat_startup_file with new LSK
Update Info.plist and RunGMAT as neededWCS(tick) (tick) Need copyright and release number/name at least
Update files w/ updated legal statementLOJ (tick) (tick)
  • Readme file
  • Source code files
Update license textLOJ(tick) (tick) 

Update application/License.txt file.  Nothing to do since license did not change.

Update copyright and code headersLOJ (tick) (tick)

This tool makes adding paragraphs and changing headers simple.  http://sourceforge.net/projects/findandreplace/

As of R2015a these directories have files that need updating.

public\src (hpp, cpp)

public\plugin (hpp, cpp)

public\application\matlab\gmat_keyword (.m)

internal\code (hpp,cpp)

Final bug fixes(All) (tick)  
Mark all open bugs as Affects: current releaseSPHSPH:  (tick)  
Warning

For this release: Should we branch the repo here, instead of after release? We need to allow people to continue working on unrelated items while release work is ongoing.{warning

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Update README.txtJJKPSPH (tick)Update with major release highlights.
Update extras folderJJKP (tick)Notepad++ syntax coloring file
Update PDF files in docs folderSPH/DJC

DJC: (tick)

SPH:  (tick)

  • Update watermark: "Draft for Release R2015a"
  • Put into application/docs folder, and individual doc source folders
Gather list of compatibility changes since last releaseSPH (tick)
  • Deprecated fields
  • Removed & disabled fields
  • Anything a user would need to know to make R2013b scripts compatible with this release.
Update Release Notes
SPH (tick) 
Update screenshots in User Guide
(Feature leads)

JJKP: 

SPH: (tick)

RQ: (tick)

DSQ: 

 
Test User Guide instructions & code(Feature leads)

RQ: (tick)

DSQ:   

JJKP: 

SPH:  (tick)

  • Tutorials
  • Common Tasks
  • script snippets
  • reference page examples

SPH:  only tested features that changed for which I was FDE

Update Windows installer packageJJKP (tick) 
Update links in GMAT.ini

JJKPTGG

(tick) 
  • Help links
  • Welcome page links
Update link tests in TestCompleteTR (tick)
  • Help buttons
  • Welcome Page links
  • Help menu links

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Update README.txtJJKP

RC1: 

RC2-RC5: N/A

Next time: this should probably be "Update Release Notes" to add outstanding bugs, etc.

Build Windows installer

JJKP (backup: TGG)

RC1: 

RC2: 

RC2-2: 

RC3:  (tick)

RC4: 

RC5: 

Version string: R2015a-rc#

Next time: build manager should do this

Bundle Windows zip

JJKP (backup: TGG)

RC1: 

RC2: 

RC2-2: 

RC3:  (tick)

RC4: 

RC5: 

Version string: R2015a-rc#

Next time: build manager should do this

Run TestComplete smoke testsTRRC3:  (tick)These are tests on the packaged versions of GMAT: the installer and the zip bundle.
Run TestComplete system test missionsTRRC3:   (tick)These are tests on the packaged versions of GMAT: the installer and the zip bundle.
Run script test systemJJKP (backup: TGG)

RC1: 

RC2: 

RC2-2: 

RC3:  (tick)

RC4: 

RC5: 

Run the internal installer tests on T4 and the public installer tests on Joel's machine. Run .zip bundle tests afterwards on same build to compare.
Test all sample scriptsSPH

RC3:   (tick)

RC4: 

At a minimum these need to be run individually by hand or run in GUI regression system.  Additionally, they must be run on a system that has no other installations of GMAT.  Past experience has shown that missing files, and configuraiton issues are not caught by running on machines used for development.
Run TestComplete full regression testsTR

RC3:  (tick)

RC4:

(For final RC only)
Info
titleNotes
  • While this cycle is ongoing is a good time to do wiki updates and cleanup.

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Bundle source code
DJC* (tick)
  1. Export the trunk code from svn that is used for the release build when that build is started
  2. Wait for a go/nogo call from testing on the build
  3. Archive the following folder trees into a zip file: src, plugins, build
Bundle data
DJC* (tick)
  1. Use the same export as used for the source bundle
  2. Wait for a go/nogo call from testing on the build
  3. Archive the following folder tree into a zip file: application/data
Upload source bundle to SourceForgeSPH (tick)
  1. Move the zip file to SF
  2. Mark as "staged"
  3. Download the upload and check it
Upload data bundle to SourceForgeSPH (tick)
  1. Move the zip file to SF
  2. Mark as "staged"
  3. Download the upload and check it
Upload Windows installer to SourceForgeSPH (tick)Download, install, and run after uploading.
Upload Windows zip to SourceForgeSPH (tick)Download and run after uploading.
Post README.rst.txt on SourceForgeSPH (tick)Update for new release
Upload docs to documentation siteSPH(tick) 
  1. Upload using SSH to http://gmat.sourceforge.net/docs/
  2. Update HTML with new section
  3. Move "latest" pointer to new folder

SEE NOTES IN SECTION BELOW

Fixed "latest download" to point to new exe.SPH See instructions here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6777327/how-to-manually-set-the-default-download-file-in-a-sourceforge-project
Post internal & public release files to MESA networkSPH (tick) 

Branch and tag repositories

DJC(tick) At least tag the test system; consider branching also if the burden on the repo is low.  (In SVN, tagging makes a branch, so tagging already creates a branch.)
Make SourceForge repository backupSPH 

Follow SourceForge's instructions.

Perform the backup on the Linode server and download the resultant .zip file, since the local network blocks rsync.

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