Announcing the release
Update website announcing the release
Once the full 24 hours has elapsed since the final release artifacts were uploaded, the website must be updated to point to the new release. There are three specific things which must be updated:
The top-level symbolic links within
/docmust be updated to point to the documentation of the latest release.
released: falsefield at the top of the release notes needs to be updated to
released: trueto allow the release to be listed with the rest in the release archives. The
datefield should also be updated to note the actual date and time of release.
download-pathmust be updated to use the release directory (rather than the RC directory) and to not use
Update JIRA version information
JIRA must be updated as well, as each version is listed for the sake of tagging issues. At this point, there should already be a version created for the recent release, but it will not be marked as released. Mark the version as “released” within JIRA, making sure a version number for the next release has been created as a placeholder:
Finally, send an email with the subject
[ANNOUNCE] Apache Guacamole [VERSION]
released to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com. This email MUST be sent from an
apache.org email address, and should contain an announcement like the
The Apache Guacamole community is proud to announce the release of Apache Guacamole [VERSION]. Apache Guacamole (incubating) is a clientless remote desktop gateway which supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. We call it "clientless" because no plugins or client software are required; once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops is a web browser. [VERSION] features [RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS]. A full list of the changes in this release, along with links to downloads and updated documentation, can be found in the release notes: http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/releases/[VERSION]/ For more information on Apache Guacamole, please see: http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/ Thanks! The Apache Guacamole (incubating) Community ---- DISCLAIMER: Apache Guacamole is an effort undergoing Incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Incubator. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
[VERSION] is the version that was just released and
HIGHLIGHTS] is a brief description of the key features, improvements, and bug
fixes of the release.