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This document describes the tasks involved in creating World Wind releases. (jgan 2005-05-17)

Contents

A. Preparing the World Wind Core Program

  1. QA testing of World Wind core files.
  2. Ensure World Wind core CVS is on a restricted-checkins branch (if necessary).
  3. Increment version strings (usually, WorldWind/WorldWind.cs) and checking in those changes.
  4. Compile a release build.
  5. Tag CVS with WORLDWIND_x_x_RELEASE tag.

B. Preparing Installer Scripts

  1. Increment version strings in NSIS scripts (wwinstall/*.nsi).
  2. Update GlobalMessages.nsh from Installer_Translations (wiki). Encoding must be ANSI (see http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=152812&highlight=utf8)
  3. Assess (and remove, if necessary) legacy migration code.
  4. Assess included add-on sections. (Bug WW-55)
  5. Patch installer: modify registry version check, if necessary.

C. Preparing Installer

  1. Stage World Wind core files in Install\: binaries, plus WorldWind.exe.config if full install, scripting .xsd, license.txt and Release Notes.txt; Data\ folder; and Rapid Fire MODIS bootstrap data. Patch staging (in Install-patch\) doesn't include Data\ or MODIS bootstrap data. See also: Installer Creating.
  2. Update Release Notes.txt.
  3. Assess included add-ons. (Bug WW-55)
  4. Assess included MDX redistributable.
  5. QA testing of compiled patch and full installers. This includes migration code, uninstaller, existing release detection, and included add-ons.
  6. Compile patch and full installers for release.
  7. Tag CVS with release tag.

D. Releasing

  1. Upload patch installer, full installer, and source code ZIP to all currently active distribution points (HTTP, BitTorrent).
  2. Update NASA download page, and post release notes on forum.
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