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 * [[https://bugs.debian.org/424427|#424427: [bts] should support usercategory]]  * [[DebianBug:424427|#424427: [bts] should support usercategory]]
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 * [ ] Decide on a code name for ''@codename@+2'': @codename+2@  * [ ] Decide on a code name for ''@codename@+2'': [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/...|@codename+2@]]
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   * [ ] Edit wiki pages to add @codename+2@: ReleaseParty DebianReleases Debian@Codename+2@ Debian@Codename+1@ NewIn@Codename+2@ Glossary
   * [ ] Edit/add deb.li pages to add @codename+2@: relparty @codename+2@ get@codename+2@
   * [ ] Edit wiki pages to add @codename+2@: DebianReleases Debian@Codename+2@ Debian@Codename+1@ [[Glossary]]
   * [ ] Add deb.li pages for @codename@+2: [[https://deb.li/@codename+2@|@codename+2@]] [[https://deb.li/get@codename+2@|get@codename+2@]]
 * [ ] Edit/create wiki pages for @codename@: ReleaseParty ReleaseParty@Codename@ Debian@Codename@ NewIn@Codename@
 * [ ] Update deb.li pages to use @codename@: [[https://deb.li/relparty|relparty]]
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 * [ ] Generate and add release keys to debian-archive-keyring (see #860830 + #860831)  * [ ] Generate and add release keys to debian-archive-keyring (see DebianBug:860830 + DebianBug:860831)
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   * [ ] Suggestions include: lindsay.debian.org (the host doing the lintian archive-wide run)    * [ ] Suggestions include:
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 * [ ] Make sure that reportbug contains the right stable to suite name tables. See: https://salsa.debian.org/reportbug-team/reportbug/-/commit/0bf36604535e0c4bf8c39a27d0d3901095ea57ae for details.
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 * [ ] Decron trille for the week before the release to avoid daily emails with the same stale contents
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   * [ ] d-i needs to be moved    * [ ] d-i needs to be copied to @codename+1@
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   * [ ] Update these wiki pages (coordinated with ReleaseNotes's editor): FrontPage DebianReleases [[Status/Stable]] StableUpdates StableProposedUpdates [[Backports]] [[Welcome/Users]] [[Glossary]] [[Debian@Codename@]] [[Debian@Codename-1@]] [[Debian@Codename+1@]] ReleaseParty [[ReleaseParty@Codename@]] [[ReleaseParty@Codename+1@]] [[DebianArt/Themes]] [[DebianDesktop/Artwork]] [[DebianDesktop/Artwork/@Codename+1@]] [[ArchiveQualification/@Codename+1@]] [[Teams/DebianCD/ReleaseTesting]] [[Teams/Dpkg/FAQ]] SourcesList    * [ ] Update these wiki pages (coordinated with ReleaseNotes's editor): FrontPage DebianReleases [[Status/Stable]] StableUpdates StableProposedUpdates [[Backports]] [[Welcome/Users]] [[Glossary]] [[Debian@Codename@]] [[Debian@Codename-1@]] [[Debian@Codename+1@]] ReleaseParty [[ReleaseParty@Codename@]] [[DebianArt/Themes]] [[DebianDesktop/Artwork]] [[DebianDesktop/Artwork/@Codename+1@]] [[ArchiveQualification/@Codename+1@]] [[Teams/DebianCD/ReleaseTesting]] [[Teams/Dpkg/FAQ]] SourcesList
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 * [ ] Update all the places that [[SuitesAndReposExtension#Existing_hardcoding|hardcode]] suite names or codenames
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 * [ ] Remove -ignore tags from bugs in @codename@ that are candidates for fixing in point releases
 * [ ] Check with udd maintainers that the hardcoded values are updated (see [[SuitesAndReposExtension#udd]])
 * [ ] Check with buildd team that buildds know about @codename+1@. (see [[SuitesAndReposExtension#wanna-build]])
 * [ ] Check with other service/package maintainers that all the other [[SuitesAndReposExtension#Existing_hardcoding|hardcoded]] suite names or codenames are updated
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 * [ ] Ensure trille is croned if it was disabled for the week before the release

<!> This is template of the RM's TODO list, which might not be authoritative or complete. To create a new release TODO list, add it to the list below and replace the @codename-1@ @codename@ @codename+1@ @codename+2@ etc placeholders, ensuring that you preserve the case of the placeholders in the values; replace "@Codename@" with "Bullseye" not bullseye".

The following things need to be done for a release:

Tagging RC Bugs

[ ] At some point, we will have to tag the remaining RC bugs to filter what should be removed/deferred/fixed. It's possible to define our own sorting criteria by sending the following request to request@bugs.debian.org:

user release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
usercategory @codename@-sort
* @codename@ [tag=]
 + Blockers for @codename@ [@codename@-is-blocker]
 + Planned for removal [@codename@-will-remove]
 + Ignored for @codename@ [@codename@-can-defer]

Then, usertagged bugs will be listed on:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=release.debian.org@packages.debian.org;tag=@codename@-can-defer;tag=@codename@-will-remove;tag=@codename@-is-blocker;ordering=@codename@-sort

Useful references about this feature are:

Before freeze

  • [ ] Decide on a code name for @codename@+2: @codename+2@

    • [ ] Get that included in BTS tags:
      • [ ] @gTags in /srv/bugs.debian.org/etc/config on bugs-master.debian.org
      • [ ] bts_release_tags and bts_release_ignore_tags in webwml

    • [ ] Edit wiki pages to add @codename+2@: DebianReleases Debian@Codename+2@ Debian@Codename+1@ Glossary

    • [ ] Add deb.li pages for @codename@+2: @codename+2@ get@codename+2@

  • [ ] Edit/create wiki pages for @codename@: ReleaseParty ReleaseParty@Codename@ Debian@Codename@ ?NewIn@Codename@

  • [ ] Update deb.li pages to use @codename@: relparty

  • [ ] Theme (artwork) design should be finalised and decided
  • [ ] Prepare the website changes
    • [ ] Ensure that the following pages exist on debian.org/releases/@codename@
      • [ ] index
      • [ ] credits
      • [ ] errata
      • [ ] installmanual (requires installmanual is being built for @codename@ as well)
      • [ ] releasenotes (requires releasenotes is being built for @codename@ as well)
      • [ ] reportingbugs
    • [ ] There should also be a page for debian.org/releases/@codename+1@ as there are some links to it.
    • [ ] The pages should say they are beta versions/not released etc. at this point
    • [ ] Assert the architecture list is up to date (release.data), new ports should be available on https://debian.org/ports (ports/index.wml)

  • [ ] Ensure that updates to the installation-guide appear on the website (d-i) [To avoid a repeat of <20170605233204.GB24136@mraw.org>]

  • [ ] Ensure that updates to the release-notes appear on the website
  • [ ] Decide on Release Architectures
  • [ ] Ensure image builds work for all release architectures
  • [ ] Generate and add release keys to debian-archive-keyring (see 860830 + 860831)

  • [ ] Have FTP masters create security + backports archive for upcoming release
    • [ ] Re Announcements: Remember to clarify that -backports is read-only for the sake of assisting with upgrades.
    • [ ] Remember to add the ACL to the @codename@-backports and @codename-1@-backports-sloppy suites
  • [ ] Coordinate with security team to do a test upload to -security to check if it builds correctly everywhere
    • [ ] also do an upload of a package that needs signing
  • [ ] Coordinate with backports team to do a test upload to -backports to check if it builds correctly everywhere
    • [ ] also do an upload of a package that needs signing
    • [ ] this will probably need NEW processing by backports admins
  • [ ] Have DSA upgrade a non-critical machine
    • [ ] Suggestions include:
  • [ ] Have DSA upgrade a buildd for each architecture
    • [ ] Do a checklist for each architecture/buildd machine
  • [ ] Have DSA contact debian-services-admin to ask service maintainers to prepare their services for the @codename@ release (example mail)

    • [ ] and include how-can-i-help output for the package list from each debian.org machine

  • [ ] Coordinate plan for English review + translators of the release-notes, so everyone has time to do their work.
    • [ ] Some chapters can freeze before others (Notably, the "Issues" will want to stay open as long as possible)
    • [ ] Mail: debian-l10n-english@, debian-i18n@, debian-doc@. debian-release@
  • [ ] Ensure that www/freeze-and-release-dates.yaml is up-to-date

Before a Release

  • [ ] binNMU everything that has a Built-Using header and is using old versions to remove old source packages from the release.
  • [ ] d-i should have (beta or even better rc) releases
  • [ ] Do at least one DVD making dry run with the right installer, to ensure that everything fits properly.
  • [ ] Install Guide should be up-to-date
  • [ ] Make sure that reportbug contains the right stable to suite name tables. See: https://salsa.debian.org/reportbug-team/reportbug/-/commit/0bf36604535e0c4bf8c39a27d0d3901095ea57ae for details.

  • [ ] ReleaseNotes need to be updated:

    • [ ] Check with Linux kernel team for specials with the Kernel

    • [ ] Check with d-i team for specials with this update (check esp. if old versions of d-i should be purged if new versions enter @codename@'s d-i area)
    • [ ] Check with Security Team for lower supported packages

  • [ ] Install & upgrade tests should reveal no undocumented (release notes, install guide) surprises

  • [ ] Coordinate a release date at least 3 weeks before - involved teams/roles:
    • [ ] Required
      • [ ] FTP-masters
      • [ ] SRMs (need to sign the Release file for "stable" that becomes "oldstable")
      • [ ] Image team / Install media team
      • [ ] Press (media coverage + sending the press announcement)
    • [ ] Optional or/and Vetoers:
      • [ ] d-i (optional for the day itself, but can veto the day - if d-i doesn't work, we cannot release)
      • [ ] DSA (optional, but good to have in case of issues)
  • [ ] Announce the release date on d-d-a, preferably coordinated with press@ / #d-publicity so they can do micronews
    • [ ] Ensure that the planned release date is added to debian.org/releases
    • [ ] Ensure that release.debian.org mentions the release date under "Key release dates"
    • [ ] Add release dates and relevant deadlines to the release calendar.
    • [ ] Ensure that www/freeze-and-release-dates.yaml is up-to-date
  • [ ] Website:
    • [ ] Have a patch ready for template/debian/release_info.wml to update
  • [ ] Notify the Security Team of an upcoming Release

  • [ ] Notify the Debian CD team of an upcoming Release

  • [ ] Notify the DebianLive Team of an upcoming Release

  • [ ] Notify the Mirror team of an upcoming Release
  • [ ] Notify the publicity team of an upcoming Release

  • [ ] Decron trille for the week before the release to avoid daily emails with the same stale contents
  • [ ] Prepare press release

    • [ ] coordinate with d-i team for text for d-i changes
  • [ ] Prepare the wiki changes

While Releasing

  • [ ] Mention things that are happening on IRC so the publicity team can relay to social media

  • [ ] Check with the FTP-Masters
    • [ ] d-i needs to be copied to @codename+1@
    • [ ] new win32-loader?
    • [ ] cleanup of @codename@-proposed-updates and @codename@-security
    • [ ] stable-updates needs its suite name hack updated to oldstable-updates
    • [ ] debtags need to be copied from unstable
  • [ ] Check /srv/ftp-master.debian.org/ftp/dists/@codename@?/ChangeLog

  • [ ] Check if /srv/ftp.debian.org/ftp/README was updated.
  • [ ] Sign the release file
  • [ ] Check that everything that should be released really was released
  • [ ] Notify debian-security as people tend to cry occasionally

  • [ ] Notify the Publicity Team, that Release is done (tell them when the Release will be pushed out)
  • [ ] Notify the Debian CD Team that the Release is done

  • [ ] Notify the DebianLive Team that the Release is done

  • [ ] Update the website
  • [ ] Notify the Debian WWW team that the Release is done and is time to update the website
    • [ ] Ask www team to update english/releases/
    • [ ] Ask service owner to update packages.debian.org search interface (default to @codename@)
    • [ ] Ask publicity team to publish Release Announcement in website news area
    • [ ] Ask www team to force website update
    • [ ] Check after the website update to make sure that it refers to @codename@ in release pages

  • [ ] Update Wiki:
  • [ ] Watch mailing-lists for abnormalities
  • [ ] Backup/flush hint files.
  • [ ] Update release.debian.org/{oldoldstable,oldstable,stable,testing} symlinks; create @codename+1@ for testing as a copy of @codename@ and edit

After the release

Before enabling Britney and removing freeze hints

  • [ ] Ensure that the BTS knows that testing has changed (to stop RC bugs regressions from migrating to testing)
  • [ ] Ensure other data sources give information about @codename+1@
  • [ ] Ensure dinstall run smoothly
  • [ ] Ensure trille is croned if it was disabled for the week before the release
  • [ ] ...