[Vm-dev] [OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm] Document VM release process (Issue #637)

Marcel Taeumel notifications at github.com
Mon May 30 08:31:03 UTC 2022

Here is a draft.


How to make a new RC of the OSVM:

1. Tag specific commit with its UTC timestamp, e.g., 202205110711 for May 11, 2022 at 7:11
2. Run all "Build for*" workflows manually for that tag
3. Verify that a pre-release was created for that tag, containing all build artifacts

How to make a new release of the OSVM:

1. Do a new RC (see above)
2. Edit that GitHub pre-release to be an actual release
3. Change the description to have some release notes on the changes

How to make use of OSVM-RC in squeak-app bundles:

1. Maybe do a new RC (see above)
2. In any branch's bundle.yml, set VM_RC_TAG in prepare-bundles job to the RC tag

How to make use of a new OSVM release in squeak-app bundles:

1. Maybe make a new VM release (see above)
2. Update the files in http://files.squeak.org/base/ for the Squeak versions of your choice
3. :warning: Watch out for minor differences between OSVM packaging and what vm-*.zip expects. For example, Linux has an extra indirection that needs to be removed. And those macOS .dmg packages have to be converted to .zip for squeak-app.

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