From: Tom Roche <Tom_R<oche@nc...> - 2001-10-06 23:07:12
> BY: adl
> DATE: 2001-07-12 17:17
> SUBJECT: click-less release, anyone?
> Making a release usually consists of
> 1) build a package
> 2) upload it to upload.sf.net/incoming
> 3) fill in the "File Release" web form in SF admin pages
> 4) update web pages
> 5) send announcements
> All of this takes time, unless you automatize it. What I'm dreaming
> of is a "make release" command that would perform all these tasks.
> I'm pretty sure many people want that too.
At least, anyone who does SF releases :-)
> Steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 are easily automated.
It is not so easy for me! Could you send me a copy of the source of
whatever you are currently using? I may be smart enough to make the
appropriate changes :-)
> However SourceForge's "File Release" intererface requires human
> intervention and it looks like this is quite hindering any form of
> Lately I was thinking that it may be possible to use a script web
> client (such as Perl's LWP -- which supports SSL, althought actually
> I never used it) for this purpose, hence effectively transforming
> the "File Release" GUI into a comand line utility usable in a
> script. Has anyone already tried to do this?
> Another idea would be to have SF to accept releases in other forms
> (e.g. a signed control file uploaded to incoming along with the
> package, a la Debian).
Did anyone follow up on your excellent suggestions? I don't see any
other posts in this thread in the SF forum. Did you get any response
to this post through other means?
Have you followed up on this? Did you try submitting this as an SF
Your assistance is appreciated, Tom_Roche@...
[Courtesy copy of http://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=244981]
>>> "Tom" == Tom Roche <Tom_Roche@...> writes:
>> Steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 are easily automated.
Tom> It is not so easy for me! Could you send me a copy of the source of
Tom> whatever you are currently using? I may be smart enough to make the
Tom> appropriate changes :-)
I'm using the following script to make alpha releases of Heroes:
This upload the tarballs to the WWW area (I don't upload alpha
releases through the SF release system since it's so painful).
Tom> Did anyone follow up on your excellent suggestions? I don't see any
Tom> other posts in this thread in the SF forum. Did you get any response
Tom> to this post through other means?
Tom> Have you followed up on this? Did you try submitting this as an SF
Tom> feature request?
No I haven't. My original intention was just to post this news
to see how other people care about this and get better
With the ongoing termination of the FTP services, there have
been a couple of support request complaining about the lack of
command line interface. See
Right after your reply, which revived this old thread, I
received an e-mail from 'Fred P.' introducing the 'WIDE'
project. 'WIDE' stands for 'Web IDE', so apparently it's not
what we want, except if this IDE actually calls a command-line
interface to SF. Here is a quote from Fred's mail:
fp> we are developping a new project on SourceForge,
fp> to make it easier to interface scripts and SF,
fp> we also want to create fast and easy newbies-proof
fp> interface for SF also.