Commit fda1ff99 authored by Francesco Potortì's avatar Francesco Potortì
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A script that creates the announcement for a pretest.

parent edf99701
#! /bin/bash
if [ $# -ne 2 ]; then
echo "usage: $0 <old version number> <new version number>" >&2
exit 1
if [ ! -f INSTALL -o ! -f configure -o ! -d lib-src ]; then
echo "this script should be run in the emacs root directory" >&2
exit 2
oldtag=EMACS_PRETEST_$(echo $OLD|tr . _)
newtag=EMACS_PRETEST_$(echo $NEW|tr . _)
if [ -f $outfile ]; then
echo "$outfile exists"
echo -n "interrupt to abort, ENTER to overwrite "; read answer
echo -n "tag name for emacs $OLD [$oldtag]: "; read answer
if [ "$answer" ]; then oldtag=$answer; fi
echo -n "tag name for emacs $NEW [$newtag]: "; read answer
if [ "$answer" ]; then newtag=$answer; fi
exec > $outfile
cat <<EOF
There is a new pretest available in
Please report results from compiling and running the pretest to
<>. Your feedback is necessary for us
to know on which platforms the pretest has been tried.
If you have the tars from the previous pretest, and you have the
\`xdelta' utility, you can instead download the much smaller
You can use a command like
to generate the new tar from the old one, where XDELTA is the xdelta
file you downloaded, PREVIOUS-TAR is the tar file from the previous
pretest, and CURRENT-TAR is the name of the tar file you downloaded.
Information about xdelta can be found on the GNU ftp site, in
Changes since $OLD
cvs -q diff -b -r $oldtag -r $newtag $(find -name ChangeLog|sort) |
sed -n -e 's/^=\+/ /p' -e 's/^> //p' -e 's/^diff.*//p' \
-e 's/^RCS file: .cvsroot.emacs.emacs.\(.*\),v/\1/p'
echo " announcement created in $outfile" >&2
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