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Re: Making releases

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Making releases
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:30:41 +0000

On 17 March 2011 07:25, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> reuben-stable:
>        $(MAKE) stable
>        $(MAKE) upload
>        $(MAKE) send-announcement


> But you'll want a delay between the upload and the actual announcement.
> At least when uploading to ftp.gnu.org, you have to wait for a while
> (10-20m)

That's odd, I've never noticed that being a problem. Freshmeat refuses
to process an announcement if it can't find a release tarball, but
it's never failed for me, so I guess they must have a longer queue
delay than ftp.gnu.org...

> This suggests an added rule, where verify-uploads would wait for URLs
> to become valid, and when they do, download each tarball/signature pair
> and gpg --verify them:
> reuben-stable:
>        $(MAKE) stable
>        $(MAKE) upload
>        $(MAKE) verify-uploads
>        $(MAKE) send-announcement

Indeed. But anyway, not (yet) worth doing anything about in gnulib. Phew.


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