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RM updates: home page face-lift and automation

Continuing with our promised updates about what has been done in the Release Management team during the last 2 weeks, other than the publication of the 2.50MP7 and 2.50MP8 releases.

Homepage face-lift

We have given a face-lift to the Release Management homepage, with the following major changes:

  • Release schedules and security have now a greater weight.
  • We have updated the our subprojects (what keeps us busy).
  • The RM related documentation has been organized into 4 sections.


  • New job to automatically create the API documentation (javadoc) for new maintenance packs.
  • Huge progress towards achieving a total release automation.

For a complete list of the on-going stories we’ve been working on, check the Sprint 26 page of our Scrum spreadsheet.


Written by jpabloae

04/11/2009 at 23:58

RM updates: Continuous Integration, Ubuntu, Javadoc, Release Notes

Like in any other team, some of the tasks we do in the Release Management Team have consequences in users, other times in developers and some times even in other company staff. We feel it’s important to notify other teams about what has been done. Not the progress or the future plans, we have Scrum of Scrums for that. But about the actual specific results.

So this is a simple as this: whenever there’s something new we think it could useful to a specific groups of users we’ll write a short summary to them. This will happen every 2 weeks.

Continuous Integration

  • There’s a new set of tests called erp_sanity_tests. This intends to collect various basic checks that are not worth to keep as a single Hudson job. As for now there’s one included, to Check if the primary keys of the database in erp/devel/pi that were present as columns in erp/stable/2.40 have a onCreateDefault value set.New tests are accepted either by describing them to us or by sending us the code to be run.
  • The QuickStart and Module Installation jobs have been moved from slave1 to slave2. We currently have 4 machines for, and with this change one 100% dedicated to smoke tests.This affect developers in the way that now smoke tests will be finished quicker without interruptions from other jobs.

Ubuntu package

There was a demand for instructions on how to install the Ubuntu package with Tomcat in one server and PostgreSQL in another. This steps are currently manual and they’ve been documented.

Release Notes

They have been refactored. Now there’s a main page where you can see all the versions.

Then you can access the specific summary notes for each release. Check 2.50MP6 for an example.

And if you’re interested in more details, the Changelog page shows the complete list of fixed issues.

The 3 pages are linked. And the idea is to replace the Changelog page at some point, by delegating in Mantis to do this automatically.

Openbravo ERP API Javadoc

The Openbravo ERP API is now available for online viewing.

This includes all the releases since 2.50, as well as docs for erp/devel/main and erp/devel/pi, which are automatically updated in each incremental build of our continous integration framework.

Written by jpabloae

15/10/2009 at 11:19