From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-21 21:35:25
I'm starting to test build release candidate files for 1.35.0.
The 1.34.0 and 1.34.1 release candidates were build by hand, IIUC.
There is a Python script to do that job
(boost-root/tools/release/make_tarballs.py), but it is out of date. I'm
starting to work on updating it.
What does such a script have to do?
* Export SVN branches/release with the correct line endings for POSIX
* Build the quickbook/boostbook docs.
* Set various file permissions.
* Build the actual .zip, .gz, .bz2, and .7z files.
What else? Where do the beta.boost.org web pages come from?
PS: In the future, I think we should start building release files
nightly for the next release as soon as a release ships. That will speed
the process of identifying problems.
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