Detailed Lazarus release template todo

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This page can be used as template for a Detailed Lazarus release 1.x todo

Release preparation

  • Gather list of todos from developers
  • Add new LazTarget to the mantis for so we can postpone issue one release.

Bugs to be fixed

Things that need to be fixed before tagging:

Tagging release

  • Set version to 1.0 in fixes_1_0 branch (Mattias)
    • open lazarus/lazarus.lpi in the IDE and change the version numbers in the project options dialog for RC1, for RC2, for final
    • lazarus/ide/ 1.0 RC2, 1.0
    • lazarus/lcl/lclversion.pas for RC1, for RC2, for final
    • lclbase.lpk
    • lcl.lpk
    • lazarus/debian/changelog 1.0.1-1 for RC1, 1.0.1-2 for RC2, 1.0.1-3 for final
    • lazarus/ v1.0 RC2
    • tools/install/linux/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • tools/install/win/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • tools/install/macos/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • check if lpl files needs updating by running ./tools/lplupdate -c (Mattias)
    • run ./tools/updatemakefiles (Mattias)
  • Tag fixes_1_0 branch to tags/release_1_0_RC2 (Mattias)
svn copy svn+ssh:// svn+ssh:// -m 'tagged 1.2.4 as tags/lazarus_1_2_4'
  • Set version to 1.1 in trunk (Vincent)

Building release

  • win32 (Vincent)
  • source (Mattias)
  • linux source rpm (Mattias)
  • linux i386 rpm (Mattias)
  • linux i386 deb (Mattias)
  • linux x86_64 rpm (Vincent)
  • Mac OS X powerpc (Vincent)


  • List of changes (Mattias)
  • Mailing lists (Mattias)
  • News item on (Vincent)
  • Twitter (who?)
  • Sourceforge (Mattias)
  • Freshmeat (Vincent)
  • Wiki: downloading, installation, getting source hints (Mattias)
  • Change IRC topic (Marc)
  • New versions in Mantis (Marc)

After release

  • Make sure snapshots are created correctly for the new version (Vincent)


  • Relax (all)
  • Plan next release

See also