[tei-council] New document describing release steps
mholmes at uvic.ca
Fri Feb 3 08:39:03 EST 2012
On 12-02-03 04:57 AM, Gabriel Bodard wrote:
> Thanks and congratulations to Martin for carrying out this release and
> for taking pains to improve the documentation thereof.
> I wouldn't mind trying to out myself at some future occasion (I presume
> we're not planning to release every couple weeks from now on!). The
> rationale for this (beyond my desire for self-improvement) would be that
> I am a lot stupider and a *lot* less technically adept than Martin, so
> this would be a sterner test of the foolproofness of the documentation
> and process.
That's very kind, but I bet you've never pasted a bunch of content
before the XML declaration in a file, committed the result without
validating it, and then gone off to have a leisurely breakfast while the
Jinks servers choked and spat it out. On release day. :-)
> On 2012-02-03 04:42, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> Following my thrilling day of first-times (first time releasing TEI,
>> first time retweeting someone else's tweet, first time using IRC), I've
>> put together a more detailed set of instructions for future release
>> I've taken the core information in TCW20 relating to building a release,
>> and elaborated and extended it to include things we didn't know we
>> didn't know until today. I've also tried to explain why you take each
>> step and how it works, so you don't find yourself blindly following
>> mysterious instructions.
>> Please take a look through the document. If you've done a release
>> before, check to make sure I haven't left anything out or got anything
>> wrong. If you haven't done one, read it and see if you think it would be
>> clear and detailed enough to help you through the process.
>> I haven't made any changes to TWC20, but if the new document is
>> acceptable, I propose removing all those bits from TCW20 and replacing
>> them with a reference to the new doc. I haven't published the new doc
>> yet, so it doesn't appear on the TEI site menu.
>> I shall close with the now-traditional expression of hatred for the CMS
>> system, which I must utter every time I have to interact with it. GRRR. ;-)
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