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doc: Update release process for simplified version bumping

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Wladimir J. van der Laan 5 years ago
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doc/release-process.md

@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ Before every release candidate: @@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ Before every release candidate:
Before every minor and major release:
* Update [bips.md](bips.md) to account for changes since the last release.
* Update version in sources (see below)
* Update version in `configure.ac` (don't forget to set `CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE` to `true`)
* Write release notes (see below)
* Update `src/chainparams.cpp` nMinimumChainWork with information from the getblockchaininfo rpc.
* Update `src/chainparams.cpp` defaultAssumeValid with information from the getblockhash rpc.
@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ Before every major release: @@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ Before every major release:
* Update hardcoded [seeds](/contrib/seeds/README.md), see [this pull request](https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/7415) for an example.
* Update [`BLOCK_CHAIN_SIZE`](/src/qt/intro.cpp) to the current size plus some overhead.
* Update `src/chainparams.cpp` chainTxData with statistics about the transaction count and rate.
* Update version of `contrib/gitian-descriptors/*.yml`: usually one'd want to do this on master after branching off the release - but be sure to at least do it before a new major release
### First time / New builders
@ -37,23 +38,7 @@ Check out the source code in the following directory hierarchy. @@ -37,23 +38,7 @@ Check out the source code in the following directory hierarchy.
git clone https://github.com/devrandom/gitian-builder.git
git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git
### Bitcoin maintainers/release engineers, update version in sources
Update the following:
- `configure.ac`:
- `_CLIENT_VERSION_MAJOR`
- `_CLIENT_VERSION_MINOR`
- `_CLIENT_VERSION_REVISION`
- Don't forget to set `_CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE` to `true`
- `src/clientversion.h`: (this mirrors `configure.ac` - see issue #3539)
- `CLIENT_VERSION_MAJOR`
- `CLIENT_VERSION_MINOR`
- `CLIENT_VERSION_REVISION`
- Don't forget to set `CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE` to `true`
- `doc/README.md` and `doc/README_windows.txt`
- `doc/Doxyfile`: `PROJECT_NUMBER` contains the full version
- `contrib/gitian-descriptors/*.yml`: usually one'd want to do this on master after branching off the release - but be sure to at least do it before a new major release
### Bitcoin maintainers/release engineers, suggestion for writing release notes
Write release notes. git shortlog helps a lot, for example:

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