author Wuzzy <>
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:39:56 +0200
changeset 1278 1cc36d9f1394
child 1279 6ea7b43554b8
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Add page explaining how to release Hedgewars

#summary How releases are done in Hedgewars
This page is a checklist of things to do in order to do a proper Hedgewars release.

## Getting ready for release

 * Bump protocol number
 * Bump Hedgewars version number (if it hasn't already)
 * Update `ChangeLog.txt`
 * Update all translation strings
    * For the frontend: Run `lupdate ./QTfrontend -ts share/hedgewars/Data/Locale/hedgewars_*.ts`
    * For Lua: Run `tools/` and grab a coffee
 * Announce string freeze in News and wait
## Releasing

 * Add a tag for the relevant commit
 * Create a Windows build (usually done by unC0Rr)
 * Update Download page (
 * Announce release on News section on
 * Announce release in IRC (`#hedgewars`)
 * Announce release in official server
     * Update protocol number
     * Update MOTD
     * In lobby, use command `/global Hedgewars X.Y.Z has just been released!` (requires server admin rights)
 * Notify package managers of GNU/Linux distributions
## For release candidates

 * Create a Windows build
 * Remember the commit ID to which the release canditate refers to
 * Write a post in News, you can use this one as a template: