Preparing a new KDE release

This is a list of steps for importing a new KDE release into area51 and later committing it to the ports tree.

  1. Update KDE4_VERSION in KDE/Mk/

  2. Use Tools/scripts/kdedistup to update the distinfo files for the ports; do not forget the l10n ports as well.

  3. Reset/remove PORTREVISION from the affected ports.

  4. svn commit to area51.

  5. Test the new release in Poudriere, adjust the plists and patches as necessary.
    1. Update the area51 checkout;
    2. Merge the update with Tools/scripts/kdemerge -km /path/to/ports/tree.

    3. Build x11/kde4, devel/kdebindings4 and misc/kde4-l10n in all supported releases. poudriere bulk -t is preferred, since it runs as many sanity tests as possible. If an unrelated port causes the build to fail, try testing only the KDE ports:

        cd /path/to/x11/kde4
        make all-depends-list | sed -e 's,/path/to/,,' > ~/kde4-port-list
        $EDITOR ~/kde4-port-list  # Remove unwanted ports
        sudo poudriere bulk -t -C -f ~/kde4-port-list
        # Rinse and repeat for kdebindings4 and kde4-l10n.
  6. Check for conflicts with Tools/scripts/kdeconflicts and by hand.

  7. Write UPDATING notes.

  8. Ask for exp-run if it is a major update.
  9. Use Tools/scripts/kdemerge -ck /tmp to create a ports tree checkout in /tmp/ports containing only the ports in KDE/ (add -m if there are required updates in PORTS/).

  10. cd /tmp/ports && svn diff to see if everything is OK.

  11. Commit (in several steps, if committing also PORTS/ updates) and be happy.

  12. Close open PRs solved by the commit.
  13. Announce the update on

KDE/PreparingReleases (last edited 2014-08-14T08:43:50+0000 by RaphaelKuboDaCosta)