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Revision as of 19:10, 28 April 2015 by Annegentle (talk | contribs) (Actions on Final Branch)

For DocBook documentation in openstack-manuals, we have different branches available for authoring - the StableBranch for prior releases and master or HEAD which corresponds to docs.openstack.org/trunk. The Continuous Integration work keeps docs building to docs.openstack.org/trunk and docs.openstack.org/{folsom|havana} based on the branch they are checked into.

At release time, have one doc contributor (or the doc lead) follows the instructions below to make a release branch.

Documentation Release

OpenStack continuously publishes docs from the master branch. It doesn't track with milestone releases, as there are not enough contributors to make that happen. When the number of doc bugs for a specific release seems tolerable (that is, publishing the "release" documents won't cause more questions than it answers), we follow these steps to create a stable branch that is published to a named release directory on the docs site, such as docs.openstack.org/icehouse. However, only certain documents are "released" such as the Installation Guides and the Configuration Reference.

Here are the checklist steps for creating a release of the Documentation from the http://github.com/openstack/openstack-manuals repository.


Create a local branch that will become the stable/releasename branch. Then, do all these things to it:

Actions on Final Branch

  1. Change all pom.xml files:
    • Update the <plugin><version> to the known version of the Cloud docs plugin that works with this book. For the Kilo release, use 2.1.4. Avoid the use of SNAPSHOT in a release deliverable since it's a work-in progress untested build of the plugin.
    • Leave <release.path.name>unknown</release.path.name> or <release.path.name>local</release.path.name> alone, Jenkins fills that in. We could switch all of them to use <release.path.name>local</release.path.name> as it makes the most logical sense.
  2. Change all the book files:
    • Ensure the revision history table notes the final update.
    • Ensure the book file contains the date of final publish.
    • Ensure the book file contains the correct release name and not "trunk". Use "current" for continuously published books.
  3. Create a test build of each book and look at the PDF and HTML output, ensuring images are displaying properly and that the PDF and RSS links work.
  4. Change the index.html files in the /www folder to point to the release name version of each deliverable.
  5. Check in this final branch for review.
  6. Notify the CI team of the branch that is ready for cutting as a release branch.
  7. Ask the CI team to create tags for each documentation repository.

After the branch is created, do the following:

  • Update the .gitreview file to add defaultbranch=stable/juno to indicate the branch each time when using git review.
  • Update doc-test.conf to include release_path = juno so that publishing is done to /juno instead of to /trunk.
  • Update tox.ini so that the testenv:publishdocs section only builds the install-guide and config-reference, and no publishing of www is done:
commands = 
  # Commands for stable/juno only:
  openstack-doc-test --check-build --publish --only-book install-guide --only-book config-reference --verbose

Update Google site map and Google Custom Search Engine

  • Build a sitemap using openstack-doc-tools.
  • Ensure that the sitemap.xml stored on the web server contains links to the latest release.
  • Ensure that the most recently End-Of-Life release is not listed in sitemap.xml, by deleting the content and adding a redirect to the root / of the site.