This page describes some of the checks that can/should be made on release candidates
* Check all applicable source files have AL headers * Sigs and hashes are OK * Sig is in KEYS file and in a PGP public directory * SVN tag agrees with source archive (ignoring EOL as necessary)
Check: JMeter SVN tree vs JMeter archive sources
TODO: simplify this checking process and extend to Windows.
For JMeter sources, need a Linux box, SVN (apache) and GIT (local).
Export the RC tags to a temporay directory.
cd /tmp svn export http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jmeter/tags/v2_8_RC1 jmeter_v2_8_RC1
Initialize a GIT local repository
cd jmeter_v2_8_RC1/ git init
Add and commit all files from the svn export
git add * git commit -m "SVN export to initial import"
Untar the JMeter sources tgz file into a temporary directory, and copy the contents in the git repo.
tar xfz /tmp/releases/jmeter_2_8/jmeter_v2_8_RC1/dist/apache-jmeter-2.8_src.tgz -C /tmp cp -a /tmp/apache-jmeter-2.8/* /tmp/jmeter_v2_8_RC1/
Check the differences with the git diff command:
cd /tmp/jmeter_v2_8_RC1/ git diff
diff --git a/bin/jmeter b/bin/jmeter old mode 100755 new mode 100644 diff --git a/bin/jmeter-server b/bin/jmeter-server old mode 100755 new mode 100644 diff --git a/xdocs/download_jmeter.cgi b/xdocs/download_jmeter.cgi old mode 100755 new mode 100644
Here, differences is only the permission on some files (not matter in this case)
After all checks, you can remove the temporary directories.