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Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2519 assigned task

Release HeuristicLab 4.0

Reported by: ascheibe Owned by: swagner
Priority: medium Milestone: HeuristicLab 4.0
Component: General Version: 3.3.13
Keywords: Cc:



New Features:

Release Steps:

Stable Branch:

  1. Increment plugin and application versions
  2. Update versions in plugin dependencies
  3. Increment assembly file versions
  4. Increment installer versions
  5. Check and if necessary update year of copyrights
  6. Check and if necessary update build configurations and project dependencies
  7. Check if all unit tests are passed
  8. Update samples
  9. Create release tag
  10. Merge commits back into trunk

Release tag:

  1. Update target path in CustomPostBuildTemplate_UpdateLocalInstallation.cmd in project HeuristicLab-3.3
  2. Build configuration Release Any CPU
  3. Check if it compiles with mono
  4. Remove unnecessary files from build output (*.vshost.exe, *.vshost.exe.config, *.vshost.exe.manifest, *.pdb, *.dll.config (do not remove DotNetScilab-1.0.dll.config, that's a plugin dependency), app.config)
  5. Hide HeuristicLab 3.3.exe.config
  6. Create zip file


  1. Attach zip file to Download wiki page
  2. Update wiki pages Download, ChangeLog, ChangeLogPending, etc. (download button for current version is always called HL-Download.png)
  3. Create new milestone for the next release
  4. Change description of the current milestone into changelog style
  5. Update ChangeLogPending to display tickets of the next release milestone
  6. Complete current milestone and retarget all its remaining open tickets
  7. Update default version in the trac Admin module


  1. Update tutorial slides (latest version, number of plugins, algorithms and problems, features)

Marketing and PR:

  1. Post info about new release on HEAL homepage, HeuristicLab Facebook fan page and LinkedIn
  2. Write a release announcement for the Blog and send a mail to our mailing list
  3. Update Wikipedia page
  4. Push to github
  5. Update Features page
  6. Inform everybody else who might be interested

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ascheibe

  • Owner changed from ascheibe to swagner
  • Status changed from new to assigned
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