Lazarus release plan

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Release preparation

  • Gather list of todos from developers (Vincent)
  • Add LazTarget (0.9.28) to the mantis, so we can postpone issues one release.

Before tagging

  • Informally announce (IRC, mailing list) a pending release (+/- week before actual release), so that people can test for regressions (Vincent)
    • Blog post about intented release (Vincent)
    • Email to lazarus list Vincent

Bugs to be fixed

Things that need to be fixed before tagging:

Tagging release

  • Set release version in fixes_0_9_26 (Vincent)
    • lazarus/ide/
    • lazarus/lcl/lclversion.pas
    • lazarus/debian/changelog
  • Tag fixes_0_9_26 to tags/release_0_9_26_2 (Vincent)
  • Tag binaries to tags/binaries_0_9_26_2 (Vincent)
  • Increase version number in fixes_0_9_26 to 0_9_26_3(Vincent)

Building and uploading release


  • source (Vincent)
  • win32 (Vincent)
  • win32 based on qt (Vincent)
  • win32 for arm-wince (Vincent)
  • win32 for x64_86-win64 (Vincent)
  • win64 (Vincent)
  • linux source rpm (Marc)
  • linux i386 rpm (Marc)
  • linux x86_64 rpm (Marc)
  • linux i386 deb (Vincent)
  • linux x86_64 deb (Vincent)
  • Mac OS X powerpc (Vincent)
  • Mac OS X i386( Vincent)
  • html docs (Vincent)
  • chm docs (Vincent)


  • Ubuntu repo i386 (Vincent)
  • Ubuntu repo x86_64 (Vincent)
  • Set file releases from Hidden to Active on SourceForge and send email to people monitoring the package (Vincent)


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

After release

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


  • Relax (all)