Processes

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||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"><<TableOfContents>>|| == The Xubuntu release process ==
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To be carried out by the Xubuntu Release Manager, with support from the Xubuntu Development Team and advice from the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-release|Ubuntu release team]].
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To be carried out by: The Xubuntu Release Manager, with support from the Xubuntu Development Team and advice from the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-release|Ubuntu release team]] The goal of this process is to ensure that all ISOs are suitable for release.
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Goals:

 * Ensure that all ISOs are suitable for release.
 * This process should apply to alphas, betas, [[ReleaseCandidate|ReleaseCandidates]], final releases, and milestones.
 * Ship it!

== T minus 14 days ==

 1. Forward notifications of milestone freeze to xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com mailing list.
 1. Insure freeze times are posted in #xubuntu-devel and xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com mailing list.
 1. Freeze Day - notify developers of freeze and change topic in #xubuntu-devel.

== T minus 7 days ==

 1. Request Xubuntu developers availability for milestone testing.
 1. Review [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Testing | testing pages]] to insure they are up to date.
 1. Remind project lead to begin preparing release notes.

== T minus 5 days ==

 * Testing should smoketest the images to insure they install.

== T minus 3 days ==

 1. Testing begins on the images available.
  * For alpha images, use the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Testing/TestingInfo/Short | short tests]].
  * For beta, rc, and final images, use the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Testing/TestingInfo/Long | long tests]].
  * All tests are recorded/tracked using the Ubuntu QA [[http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/build/xubuntu/all | ISO tracker]].
 1. Coordinate all testing with Ubuntu QA in #ubuntu-testing.
 1. Start the news article for the release; this is to be published on [[http://xubuntu.org | the website]] at the time of the release.

== T minus 1 day ==

 1. Add release notes to the wiki.
  * Alpha notes are combined with Ubuntu release notes at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseName/TechnicalOverview .
  * Beta and rc notes can be combined as alpha or, if significant changes were made should be separate under https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/ReleaseName/Milestone (example: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/LucidLynx/Final).

== Release Day ==

 1. Review the Technical Overview/Release Notes to insure everything is accurate.
 1. Monitor for release announcement and PASS IT ON when announced.
  * Publish news on the Xubuntu website.
  * For the final release, insure the website download page is updated for the new release.
 1. Review bugs to insure all bugs found during testing are listed at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Bugs/ReleaseName .
 1. Update the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/TeamReports | Team Report]].
 1. Add milestone review to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings | meeting agenda]].
  * Reviewing as soon as possible helps to learn what we could have done better.
  * This is also a great time to congratulate the team for a job well done.

== T plus 7 days ==

 * Review this page and update it as needed for the next milestone/release period.
 * Reviewing as soon as possible helps keep this as up to date as possible.
||<tablestyle="border: 1px solid #888; width: 90%;"> '''Time''' || '''Actions''' ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #ededed;"> T – 14 || Notifications of freezes <<BR>> Reminder for Top 10 FAQ (Final) ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #fafafa;"> T – 7 || Gather people for milestone testing <<BR>> Start preparing release notes and article ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #ededed;"> T – 5 || Smoketest images ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #fafafa;"> T – 3 || Start testing (Short for alpha, Long for others) ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #ededed;"> T – 1 || Update release notes in the wiki (check schedule from skaet) ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #fafafa;"> Release Day || Review release notes <<BR>> Publish release notes and article <<BR>> Update the download page ||
||<rowstyle="background-color: #ededed;"> T + 7 || Review this page ||

The Xubuntu release process

To be carried out by the Xubuntu Release Manager, with support from the Xubuntu Development Team and advice from the Ubuntu release team.

The goal of this process is to ensure that all ISOs are suitable for release.

Time

Actions

T – 14

Notifications of freezes
Reminder for Top 10 FAQ (Final)

T – 7

Gather people for milestone testing
Start preparing release notes and article

T – 5

Smoketest images

T – 3

Start testing (Short for alpha, Long for others)

T – 1

Update release notes in the wiki (check schedule from skaet)

Release Day

Review release notes
Publish release notes and article
Update the download page

T + 7

Review this page

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