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       release - convenient script for "releasing" an upstream project for Ubuntu




       Note that you must prepare the current directory by first running release-build(1), before
       running release(1).

       This script will work on a bzr(1) branch with debian packaging in the  current  directory,
       officially "releasing" it.  It will:
        *   automatically   determine  the  project/package  name  and  version  by  parsing  the
       debian/changelog file
        * update the changelog timestamp
        * tag the release in bzr
        * debcommit(1) with an appropriate release message
        * gpg(1) sign the original tarball
        * open the next release for development

       After the script performs these actions, the final steps to push the release  are  printed
       to the screen, for the user to copy-and-paste.  These steps include:
        * the 'bzr push' command
        * the URL to the Launchpad 'addrelease' project action
        * the dputP(1) commands for pushing to PPAs and the official Ubuntu archive


       release-build(1), bzr(1), debcommit(1), gpg(1), dputP(1)


       This  manpage  and  the  utility  was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for
       Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted  to  copy,  distribute
       and/or  modify  this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, or on the web at