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Scenario #1
As developer
I Want To prepare release files for review by developers
 
Given have latest version from 'git tag' output (saved to ${last_version})
  and latest version is increased (saved to ${next_version})
 
When I want To: prepare to release
 
Then I Should: sync PO translations from Transifex.net
          and sync mc.hint translations from Transifex.net
          and create new NEWS wiki page for ${next_version} with empty template
          and add content of NEWS-${last_version} wiki page to the doc/NEWS file in git repo
          and create new tag '${next_version}' in git
          and add new version '${last_version}' in Trac
          and add new milestone '${next_version}' in Trac
          and create tar.(bz2|xz) package files
          and create checksums for archives:
          and upload source packages and checksums to the special upload area
 
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Scenario #2
As developer
I Want To review files prepared for release
 
Given have prepared files for review
 
When I Want To: release next version
 
Then I Should: download archives from special upload area
           and download checksums for archives from special upload area
           and verify checksums and archives
           and unpack arhives
           and configure with default parameters
           and run 'make all install DESTDIR=/tmp/mc-release'
           and if everything is okay, keep vote in release ticket
 
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Scenario #3
As developer
I Want To complete the release procedure
 
Given have votes from developers
 
When I Want To: complete the release
 
Then I Should: upload source packages and checksums to http://www.midnight-commander.org/downloads
           and update Wiki start page with ${next_version} release number
           and write an announcement in mc-dev and mc-users mailists: list user visible changes (bugs and features)
           and close  milestone with '${last_version}' version
           and create new ticket (type=task, component=adm) for the next release
           and close ticket for release.
 
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