allow automatic tarball building in 'release->add file'

Bug #325761 reported by Domas Mituzas
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

Right now one of major release process for small projects headaches is simply need to build release tarball, which consists of steps:

a) build nice release-version directory
b) place files into it
c) build release-version.tar.gz file
d) upload it to the release->add file interface

This seems to be quite an overhead for anyone who want to do 'release early, release often', especially, when it all can be wrapped up into single button/checkbox/radio button :)

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Martin Albisetti (beuno) wrote :

This would be cool, and I think what he means is "build tarball from branch"

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
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Domas Mituzas (domas-mituzas) wrote :

Indeed, thats what I mean!

Jonathan Lange (jml)
Changed in launchpad-bazaar:
importance: Undecided → Low
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payton (payton) wrote :

I would love to see this functionality added. Releases can be a lot of work.

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Will Shackleton (w-shackleton) wrote :

In your local bazaar branch, you can run:
bzr export <name>-<version>.tar.gz
to create a tarball of the version-controlled files.

If using a gnu build system project, run:
make dist
to make a tarball, or
make distcheck
to tarball and test-compile it as well.

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David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I was looking for something similar and just stumbled upon this bug. You might also find this interesting:

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