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Become a release manager

You only need to perform these steps if this is your first time being a release manager.

0. Software requirement

  • JDK 8: brew install openjdk@8
  • Maven 3.X. Your Maven must point to JDK 8 (1.8). Check it by mvn --version
  • Git and SVN

If your Maven (mvn --version) points to other JDK versions, you must change it to JDK 8. Steps are as follows:

  1. Find all Java installed on your machine: /usr/libexec/java_home -V. You should see multiple JDK versions including JDK 8.
  2. Run whereis mvn to get the installation location of your Maven. The result is a symlink to the actual location.
  3. Open it in the terminal (with sudo if needed). It will be like this
    JAVA_HOME="${JAVA_HOME:-$(/usr/libexec/java_home)}" exec "/usr/local/Cellar/maven/3.6.3/libexec/bin/mvn" "$@"
  4. Change JAVA_HOME:-$(/usr/libexec/java_home)} to JAVA_HOME:-$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8)}. The resulting content will be like this:
    JAVA_HOME="${JAVA_HOME:-$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8)}" exec "/usr/local/Cellar/maven/3.6.3/libexec/bin/mvn" "$@"
  5. Run mvn --version again. It should now point to JDK 8.

1. Obtain Write Access to Sedona GitHub repo

  1. Verify you have a GitHub ID enabled with 2FA
  2. Enter your GitHub ID into your Apache ID profile
  3. Merge your Apache and GitHub accounts using GitBox (Apache Account Linking utility):
    • You should see 5 green checks in GitBox
    • Wait at least 30 minutes for an email inviting you to Apache GitHub Organization and accept invitation
  4. After accepting the GitHub Invitation, verify that you are a member of the team
  5. Additionally, if you have been elected to the Sedona PMC, verify you are part of the LDAP Sedona PMC

2. Prepare Secret GPG key

  1. Install GNUGPG if it was not installed before. On Mac: brew install gnupg gnupg2
  2. Generate a secret key. It must be RSA4096 (4096 bits long).
  3. Run gpg --full-generate-key. If not work, run gpg --default-new-key-algo rsa4096 --gen-key
  4. At the prompt, specify the kind of key you want: Select RSA, then press enter
  5. At the prompt, specify the key size you want: Enter 4096
  6. At the prompt, enter the length of time the key should be valid: Press enter to make the key never expire.
  7. Verify that your selections are correct.
  8. Enter your user ID information: use your real name and Apache email address.
  9. Type a secure passphrase. Make sure you remember this because we will use it later.
  10. Use the gpg --list-secret-keys --keyid-format=long command to list the long form of the GPG keys.
  11. From the list of GPG keys, copy the long form of the GPG key ID you'd like to use (e.g., 3AA5C34371567BD2)
  12. Run gpg --export --armor 3AA5C34371567BD2, substituting in the GPG key ID you'd like to use.
  13. Copy your GPG key, beginning with -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- and ending with -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----.
  14. There must be an empty line between -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- and the actual key.
  15. Publish your armored key in major key servers:

3. Use SVN to update KEYS

Use SVN to append your armored PGP public key to the KEYS files * *

  1. Check out both KEYS files
    svn checkout sedona-dev --depth files
    svn checkout sedona-release --depth files
  2. Use your favorite text editor to open sedona-dev/KEYS and sedona-release/KEYS.
  3. Paste your armored key to the end of both files. Note: There must be an empty line between -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- and the actual key.
  4. Commit both KEYS. SVN might ask you to enter your ASF ID and password. Make sure you do it so SVN can always store your ID and password locally.
    svn commit -m "Update KEYS" sedona-dev/KEYS
    svn commit -m "Update KEYS" sedona-release/KEYS
  5. Then remove both svn folders
    rm -rf sedona-dev
    rm -rf sedona-release

4. Add GPG_TTY environment variable

In your ~/.bashrc file, add the following content. Then restart your terminal.

export GPG_TTY

5. Get GitHub personal access token (classic)

You need to create a GitHub personal access token (classic). You can follow the instruction on GitHub.

In short:

  1. On your GitHub interface -> Settings
  2. In the left sidebar, click Developer settings.
  3. In the left sidebar, under Personal access tokens, click Tokens (classic).
  4. Select Generate new token, then click Generate new token (classic).
  5. Give your token a descriptive name.
  6. To give your token an expiration, select the Expiration drop-down menu. Make sure you set the Expiration to No expiration.
  7. Select the scopes you'd like to grant this token. To use your token to access repositories from the command line, select repo and admin:org.
  8. Click Generate token.
  9. Please save your token somewhere because we will use it in the next step.

6. Set up credentials for Maven

In your ~/.m2/settings.xml file, add the following content. Please create this file or .m2 folder if it does not exist.

Please replace all capitalized text with your own ID and password.