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Re: [RFC] Releasing automake 1.11.2

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [RFC] Releasing automake 1.11.2
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:34:54 +0100

Stefano Lattarini wrote:

> References:
>  <>
>  <>
> At this point I think we are ready to release a beta version of 1.11.2,
> and then ask for help on platform-testers to smoke out some more bugs
> on "exotic" platforms before the stable release.
> Since the current version number for automake in branch-1.11 is `1.11.1a',
> I *think* that running `make git-release' from a freshly bootstrapped
> branch-1.11 (all while following the directions given in the HACKING file,
> obviously) should be enough to create *and release* the beta.   But I'd
> rather be sure and reassured about this, to avoid the risk of messing up
> "my" first release; so, at risk of looking dumb, I'm asking here for an
> ACK from either Jim or Ralf before proceeding.

Hi Stefano,

Using HACKING as your guide appears to be the right thing,
but I can't be as reassuring as Ralf, since I've never made
an automake release.

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