Building a release

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Build Biopython in 21 easy steps!!

  1. make sure I have the latest code
         * drevil:~biopython> cvs update -P -d 
  2. Bump version number of Martel (sync with Biopython version?) so that any changes will be installed on new downloads
  3. make sure README still up to date
  4. add info to NEWS
         * > cvs log -b -N -d'>2002-12-18' 
  5. make sure CONTRIB still current
  6. make sure still up to date
         * update version 
  7. do last check to make sure things are checked in
         * make clean
         * cvs update -P -d 
  8. do last regression test
         * drevil:~biopython/Tests> python --no-gui 
  9. check out clean version somewhere else
         * drevil:~tmp1/> cvs -d checkout -r biopython-100a1 biopython 
 10. make documentation PDF, text and HTML in Doc
 11. make MANIFEST
         * make sure up to date.
         * make clean
         * python sdist --manifest-only 
 12. make sure the regression tests run here
         * drevil:~tmp1/biopython/Tests/> python --no-gui 
 13. make the source distribution
         * drevil:~tmp1/biopython> python sdist --formats=gztar,zip 
 14. untar the file somewhere else
         * drevil:~tmp2> gzcat ../tmp1/biopython/dist/biopython-1.00a1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
         * Check to make sure it includes Martel 
 15. make sure I can build and test it
         * drevil:~tmp2/biopython-1.00a1/> python build
         * drevil:~tmp2/biopython-1.00a1/> python test
         * drevil:~tmp2/biopython-1.00a1/> python install --root . 
 16. add CVS tag
         * drevil:~biopython> cvs tag biopython-100a1 
 17. Update API documentation using Epydoc
         * Go to the /usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages (or equivalent) directory. Running epydoc in your CVS tree works, but can miss some packages due to import errors.
         * epydoc -o api -u -n Biopython --docformat plaintext Bio BioSQL Martel
         * Move the generated api directory to replace /home/websites/ 
 18. ftp the .tar.gz, .zip files to biopython
 19. update the web site
         * add to Download page (BioWebsite/
         * Post news on
         * make sure links work 
 20. clean up the tmp directories I made
 21. send email to,
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