Steps to a Successful Release

  1. Add all items to NEWS
  2. Update the contributors list in NEWS (“make git-contrib”)
  3. Update the time and place in NEWS
  4. Update version in and library numbers in
  5. Check that “make distcheck” works
  6. Tag the release (“make git-tag”)
  7. Upload the documentation (“make doc-sync”)
  8. Close the github milestone and open a new one (
  9. Send announcement to systemd-devel, with a copy&paste from NEWS
  10. Update IRC topic (“/msg chanserv TOPIC #systemd Version NNN released”)