Moodle App Release Process

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Two weeks before (Code freeze)

# Task Responsibility
1. Create an issue in the tracker for the release, like: MOBILE-1248 Integration Lead
2. Force an update of the local_moodlemobileapp plugin (as release candidate) with new strings in moodle.org/plugins (only for Moodle version 2.6). Dev
3. Ask someone from sites or community team to review the new English strings. Community or Sites team
4. Announce in the moodletranslation forums the new strings available: https://lang.moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=5. This will allow translators to add the new strings during the days prior to the release. Integration Lead
5. Add the release notes in the release issue created (search for the release_notes tag). Ask someone from the documentation team or Martin to review the release notes. Integration Lead
6. Contact the marketing team announcing the new release and highlights. Integration Lead
7. Add new QA tests to the “Testing cases” document. New QA tests should be labeled with qa_test_required. Remove that label once are added to the document. Tester
8. Run npm audit to ensure all the dependencies are OK. Developer
9. Freeze Cordova plugins and Javascript libraries versions (node modules) in the integration branch. Developer
10. Start testing Tester

The release day

# Task Responsibility
1. Fix the version name in integration/config.xml, integration/package.json and integration:src/config.json (remove the -dev). Integration Lead
2. Integrate the integration branch onto the master one. Integration Lead
3. Do some testing with the production builds before sending the application to the stores (overall testing to see that nothing is broken because of the branch merge done in step 2):
  • Correct definitive version name displayed (and commit)
  • AOT compiling worked
  • Language strings synchronised from lang.moodle.net
  • New language packs added
All the team
4. Send the applications to the stores for review. Integration Lead
5. Create a TAG/Release in github (moodlehq/moodleapp) with the version number. Integration Lead
6. Mark the issue and the version as released in the tracker. Integration Lead
7. Update release notes Moodle_Mobile_Release_Notes . Integration Lead

The following days

# Task Responsibility
1. Social media announcements (Forum and Twitter). All the team & Marketing team
2. Post in moodle.org/news. Team Lead
3. Review the users and developers documentation (check that everything is in order). Review the docs_required and dev_docs_required_tags. Review the Mobile features wiki documentation. All the team
4. Delete the integration and desktop branches and create it again based on master. Team Lead
5. Bump version numbers in the following files in the integration branch: config.xml (version), package.json (version), moodle.config.json (versionname) appending a -dev to indicate that is a development version). Integration Lead
6. Unfreeze Cordova plugins and Javascript libraries versions (node modules). Developer
7. Check that the Docker image for the new version was successfully built. Integration Lead
8. Update of the local_moodlemobileapp plugin (as final release) in moodle.org/plugins. Developer

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