Cutting a patch release

It is pretty common that VisIt releases are followed by a patch release that fixes additional bugs or makes small enhancements. This page lists the steps for creating a patch release.

What you want How you do it
To create a branch for the release candidate from a tag Script: mk_rc_from_tag
To do development on the RC See here
To declare the new RC finished. The new, final version of the code for that release is captured in the tags directory, with an extra digit to indicate that it contains work not contained in the previous version of the release. The branch corresponding to the RC is deleted. Script: finalize_release