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Sample Release Checklist2018-08-08T15:06:03+00:00

Software Project Survival Guide

Sample Release Checklist

Activities Person Responsible
Engineering Activities

  • Update version strings with final version information
  • Remove debugging and testing code from the software
  • Remove seeded defects from the software
  • Developer
  • Developer
  • Developer
Quality Assurance Activities

  • Check that all defects on current defect list have been resolved
  • Smoke test/regression test final build
  • Install program from CD ROM on clean machine
  • Install program from diskettes on clean machine
  • Install program from Internet web site on clean machine
  • Install program from CD ROM/diskettes on machine with older version of program(upgrade install)
  • Verify that the correct Windows registry entries have been created by the install program(see attached list)
  • Verify uninstall on clean machine
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
  • Tester
Release Activities

  • Freeze final list of files to be distributed
  • Synchronize date/time stamp on all release files
  • Prepare final program disks (“gold disks”).
  • Verify that all files are present on the gold disks
  • Virus scan all release media
  • Surface scan the master media for bad sectors
  • Create a backup of the build environment and place the development environment under change control.
  • Release team
  • Release team
  • Release team
  • Release team
  • Release team
  • Release team
  • Release team
Documentation Activities

  • Verify version of readme.txt on gold disks
  • Verify version of help files on gold disks
  • Documentation
  • Documentation
Other Activities

  • Verify copyright, license, and other legal materials
  • Product manager, legal advisor