Releasing Products

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This is an internal page for doing AlliedModders product releases.

Making Builds

  1. Once you are absolutely sure the product is ready for a release...
  2. Jump to a Linux system, check out the source tree.
  3. Update the changelog (changelog.txt for SourceMod, support/changelog.txt for Metamod:Source).
  4. For Metamod:Source, edit support/buildbot/bootstrap.pl. For SourceMod, edit tools/buildbot/bootstrap.pl. Change the file like this changeset. In both files this is the last line. It must be commented so BuildBot does not run the versionchanger.pl script.
  5. Once bootstrap.pl has been edited, commit the change. Do not push.
  6. For Metamod:Source, be at the top level of the tree, and run:
    support/versionchanger.pl
    

    For SourceMod, be at the top level of the tree, and run:

    tools/versionchanger.pl
    
    Once you're done, use hg diff to verify that version numbers have been bumped. Commit the change.
  7. Push. Watch the waterfall page until builds are complete.

Post-Build Work

  1. Grab the binaries from the drop site (MM:S drop site, SourceMod drop site). It will be the latest package.
  2. Install the packages on both Linux and Windows. MAKE SURE THE VERSIONS ARE CORRECT. THERE SHOULD BE NO -dev TAG.

    Metamod:Source checks:
    meta version
    

    SourceMod checks:

    sm plugins list
    sm exts list
    sm version
    
  3. If the versions are not correct, do not release.
  4. For SourceMod, you need to add the language translation packs.

    If this is a major release (1.X.0), there is no prior pack. Make one:
    1. Extract both the tar.gz and zip files to separate folders.
    2. Visit the translator status page.
    3. Click "export languages.cfg" - save the new version to addons/sourcemod/configs/, overwriting the old one.
    4. Click "export" next to each language that is finished. Extract the folder to addons/sourcemod/translations/. For example, if you extract Spanish, you should have addons/sourcemod/translations/es/ complete with ML files.
    5. Repackage thefolders using the correct compression types (.tar.gz for Linux, .zip for Windows).

    If this is a minor release (1.X.Y where Y != 0), there is already a prior pack. Add it in:

    1. Extract both the tar.gz and zip files to separate folders.
    2. Download the last minor release from the same branch as this release.
    3. Copy the addons/sourcemod/configs/languages.cfg file from the old release over the new one.
    4. Copy the addons/sourcemod/translations/ sub-folders from the old release over to the new one.
    5. Repackage thefolders using the correct compression types (.tar.gz for Linux, .zip for Windows).
  5. The build is done!

Releasing to Mirrors

  1. Log into iroh as yourself. Upload your final builds to your home directory.
  2. Run:
    /scripts/amjump mirror
    cd /scripts/mirror
    
  3. Copy your final builds from your home directory into the mirror folder. Rename them to release names, for example: sourcemod-1.1.2.zip or mmsource-1.8.0.zip.
  4. Mirror distribution is done with the following command:
    ./mirror.pl <projectID> <releaseName> <file>
    

    Metamod:Source's ID is 4, SourceMod's ID is 2. For example, these commands mirrored the Metamod:Source 1.7.0 release:

    ./mirror.pl 4 1.7.0 mmsource-1.7.0.zip
    ./mirror.pl 4 1.7.0 mmsource-1.7.0.tar.gz
    

    These commands mirrored the last SourceMod release:

    ./mirror.pl 2 1.1.1 sourcemod-1.1.1.tar.gz
    ./mirror.pl 2 1.1.1 sourcemod-1.1.1.zip
    
  5. Type exit to get back to your user account. You're done!

Cleaning up the Tree

It's time to make sure the tree is set for future development.

  1. Run hg tag on the last revision of the release. Usually this is the changeset that bumped versions, and usually this is tip. For example, Metamod:Source:
    hg tag mmsource-1.7.2

    SourceMod:

    hg tag sourcemod-1.1.2
  2. Bump the minor version in product.version and modules.version at the root of the tree.
  3. Run versionchanger.pl again, from the root of the tree (see section 1, step 6).
  4. Back out the bootstrap.pl change, so versionchanger.pl runs with the -dev tag again.
  5. Commit and push.

Updating the SourceMod Site

  1. Visit a Release Notes page. Copy the contents, make a new one for your specific release. Update the changelog, relnote anything big and important. Link back to it from the "main" relnotes page.
  2. Jump to the sourcemod account by logging into iroh as yourself:
    /scripts/amjump sourcemod
    cd /home/groups/sourcemod
    
  3. Edit the public_html/downloads.php file with your favorite text editor. Edit all instances of the old version with the new one. Make sure to get every link, including relnotes.
  4. Post news. If you deviate from normal style, don't forget links for downloads, upgrading, and relnotes. It also helps to say "this is backwards compatible" because users will always ask.
  5. Exit out of the sourcemod account.

Updating the Metamod:Source Site

  1. Jump to the sourcemm account by logging into iroh as yourself:
    /scripts/amjump sourcemm
    cd /home/groups/sourcemm
    
  2. Edit the public_html/templates/content_downloads.tpl file with your favorite text editor. Edit all instances of the old version with the new one. Update all Mercurial links with the tagged changeset ID for this release.
  3. Post news. Do this by making a post in this forum, which is private. LOOK AT OLDER POSTS - you need to write valid XHTML!
  4. Exit out of the sourcemm account.