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Building Steps (Struts)

Obtain a fresh checkout.

svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/struts/maven/trunk/ struts-master

Change site target

Apply needed changes, in most cases it will be upgrade to latest Apache Parent POM, eg. from 9 to 10

commit the change

Prepare release

Enter pom folder (cd pom) and tag the release by using the "release:prepare" goal of Maven:

mvn release:prepare -Dusername=yourSvnUsername -Dpassword=yourSvnPassword -DautoVersionSubmodules=true

For a dry run, add '-DdryRun=true'. If you do a dry run, use 'mvn release:clean' to clean up after you have looked at the output.

When prompted for the SCM tag name, follow this pattern: STRUTS_MASTER_[PATCH_VERSION]

For some reason, when using svn client 1.5, the release plugin might fail to tag the release, if it fails, run:
svn up -r head
mvn release:prepare -Dresume

[ERROR] Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-release-plugin:2.0-beta-7:prepare (default-cli) on project struts2-parent: Unable to tag SCM
[ERROR] Provider message:
[ERROR] The svn tag command failed.
[ERROR] Command output:
[ERROR] svn: Commit failed (details follow):
[ERROR] svn: No such revision 1223030

If you get the error message above, try to re-run mvn release:prepare -Dusername=yourSvnUsername -Dpassword=yourSvnPassword -DautoVersionSubmodules=true command again, -Dresume flag is set to true by default and the plugin will resume the release process from where it failed before.

This step will (more information):

  • Check that there are no uncommitted changes in the sources
  • Check that there are no SNAPSHOT dependencies
  • Change the version in the poms from x-SNAPSHOT to a new version (you will be prompted for the versions to use)
  • Transform the SCM information in the POM to include the final destination of the tag
  • Run the project tests against the modified POMs to confirm everything is in working order
  • Commit the modified POMs
  • Tag the code in the SCM with a version name (this will be prompted for)
  • Bump the version in the POMs to a new value y-SNAPSHOT (these values will also be prompted for)
  • Commit the modified POMs

Perform the release

mvn release:perform -Dusername=yourSvnUsername

This step will (more information):

  • Checkout from an SCM URL with optional tag
  • Run the predefined Maven goals to release the project (by default, deploy site-deploy)

After this step the artifacts will be hosted by Nexus

If you need to run perform again, (or in a different box), do:

svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/struts/struts2/tags/$VERSION
mvn deploy site-deploy --no-plugin-updates -DperformRelease=true 

Next, log in to Nexus and close staging repository.

Announce availability

Send a short e-mail to dev@struts.a.o informing about the new packages and to give people enough time to test the distribution (actual bits). Wait around a week before posting Vote. If no show-stoppers reported, start a vote thread for build quality designation.

The new build is available from staging repository -> https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/staging/org/apache/struts/struts-master/\[PATCH_VERSION\]/

Vote on it

Post a release/quality vote to the dev list (and only the dev list). The example mail is on Sample Announcements page.
If the vote result is for an ASF release (i.e. not test build), update site, announce. If the vote result is for GA, push to central.

Promote release

Log in again to Nexus and release the repository, it will be automatically replicated across Maven Repositories
See Releasing a Maven-based project for further details.

Wait for rsync

Wait 24 hours before proceeding.

Post announcements

We leave this as the last step, once the artifacts have had time to sync up on the mirrors. Target it to: user@struts.a.o and announcements@struts.a.o, samples are available at Sample announcements page