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Release Process

###update (commit) version in sources
src/clientversion.h (change CLIENT_VERSION_IS_RELEASE to true)

###tag version in git

git tag -s v(new version, e.g. 0.8.0)

###write release notes. git shortlog helps a lot, for example:

git shortlog --no-merges v(current version, e.g. 0.7.2)..v(new version, e.g. 0.8.0)

##perform gitian builds

From a directory containing the bitcoin source, gitian-builder and gitian.sigs

export SIGNER=(your gitian key, ie bluematt, sipa, etc)
export VERSION=(new version, e.g. 0.8.0)
pushd ./bitcoin
git checkout v${VERSION}
pushd ./gitian-builder

Fetch and build inputs: (first time, or when dependency versions change)

mkdir -p inputs; cd inputs/
wget '' -O miniupnpc-1.6.tar.gz
wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
wget ''
wget '' -O \ 
wget ''
wget ''
cd ..
./bin/gbuild ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/boost-win32.yml
mv build/out/boost-win32-*.zip inputs/
./bin/gbuild ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/deps-win32.yml
mv build/out/bitcoin-deps-*.zip inputs/
./bin/gbuild ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/qt-win32.yml
mv build/out/qt-win32-*.zip inputs/
./bin/gbuild ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/protobuf-win32.yml
mv build/out/protobuf-win32-*.zip inputs/

Build bitcoind and bitcoin-qt on Linux32, Linux64, and Win32:

./bin/gbuild --commit bitcoin=v${VERSION} ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/gitian.yml
./bin/gsign --signer $SIGNER --release ${VERSION} --destination ../gitian.sigs/ ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/gitian.yml
pushd build/out
zip -r bitcoin-${VERSION} *
mv bitcoin-${VERSION} ../../../
./bin/gbuild --commit bitcoin=v${VERSION} ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/gitian-win32.yml
./bin/gsign --signer $SIGNER --release ${VERSION}-win32 --destination ../gitian.sigs/ ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-descriptors/gitian-win32.yml
pushd build/out
zip -r bitcoin-${VERSION} *
mv bitcoin-${VERSION} ../../../

Build output expected:

  1. linux 32-bit and 64-bit binaries + source (bitcoin-${VERSION}
  2. windows 32-bit binary, installer + source (bitcoin-${VERSION}
  3. Gitian signatures (in gitian.sigs/${VERSION}[-win32]/(your gitian key)/

repackage gitian builds for release as stand-alone zip/tar/installer exe

Linux .tar.gz:

unzip bitcoin-${VERSION} -d bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux
tar czvf bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux.tar.gz bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux
rm -rf bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux

Windows .zip and setup.exe:

unzip bitcoin-${VERSION} -d bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32
mv bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32/bitcoin-*-setup.exe .
zip -r bitcoin-${VERSION} bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32
rm -rf bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32

Perform Mac build:

OSX binaries are created by Gavin Andresen on a 32-bit, OSX 10.6 machine.

export QTDIR=/opt/local/share/qt4  # needed to find translations/qt_*.qm files
T=$(contrib/ $QTDIR/translations src/qt/locale)
python2.7 share/qt/
python2.7 contrib/macdeploy/macdeployqtplus -add-qt-tr $T -dmg -fancy contrib/macdeploy/fancy.plist

Build output expected: Bitcoin-Qt.dmg

###Next steps:

  • Code-sign Windows -setup.exe (in a Windows virtual machine) and OSX (Note: only Gavin has the code-signing keys currently)

  • upload builds to SourceForge

  • create SHA256SUMS for builds, and PGP-sign it

  • update version make sure all OS download links go to the right versions

  • update download sizes on

  • update forum version

  • update wiki download links

  • update wiki changelog:

Commit your signature to gitian.sigs:

pushd gitian.sigs
git add ${VERSION}/${SIGNER}
git add ${VERSION}-win32/${SIGNER}
git commit -a
git push  # Assuming you can push to the gitian.sigs tree

After 3 or more people have gitian-built, repackage gitian-signed zips:

From a directory containing bitcoin source, gitian.sigs and gitian zips

export VERSION=(new version, e.g. 0.8.0)
mkdir bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux-gitian
pushd bitcoin-${VERSION}-linux-gitian
unzip ../bitcoin-${VERSION}
mkdir gitian
cp ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-downloader/*.pgp ./gitian/
for signer in $(ls ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}/); do
 cp ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}/${signer}/bitcoin-build.assert ./gitian/${signer}-build.assert
 cp ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}/${signer}/bitcoin-build.assert.sig ./gitian/${signer}-build.assert.sig
zip -r bitcoin-${VERSION} *
cp bitcoin-${VERSION} ../
mkdir bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32-gitian
pushd bitcoin-${VERSION}-win32-gitian
unzip ../bitcoin-${VERSION}
mkdir gitian
cp ../bitcoin/contrib/gitian-downloader/*.pgp ./gitian/
for signer in $(ls ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}-win32/); do
 cp ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}-win32/${signer}/bitcoin-build.assert ./gitian/${signer}-build.assert
 cp ../gitian.sigs/${VERSION}-win32/${signer}/bitcoin-build.assert.sig ./gitian/${signer}-build.assert.sig
zip -r bitcoin-${VERSION} *
cp bitcoin-${VERSION} ../