@mattab opened this Issue on April 3rd 2017 Owner

Checklist for a successful release:

  • [x] Beta release cycle has started with the first beta release!
  • [x] Forum support: regularly check all posts in Support & Bugs forum
  • [ ] Forum General questions: look for bugs & regressions in General questions forum
  • [x] Backlog grooming: check issues without milestone if any one should be fixed in this release
  • [x] Check this list of issues across all Piwik repositories, where the milestone is set to Current sprint
  • [x] Make CI builds of our official plugins piwik/plugin-* all green
  • [ ] Tag a new release for piwik/referrer-spam-blacklist and piwik/searchengine-and-social-list
  • [ ] Fetch our latest and greatest home-made libraries with composer update piwik/referrer-spam-blacklist piwik/searchengine-and-social-list piwik/piwik-php-tracker piwik/component-network,piwik/component-ini,piwik/component-decompress,piwik/component-cache
  • [ ] Fetch the latest composer libraries for all with composer update
  • [x] Up to date submodules
  • [x] Tag the RC candidate
  • [x] Check that the build is green
  • [x] Package & release the Release Candidate
  • [ ] Post sticky thread in forum about RC,
  • [x] inform RC release on social media
  • [ ] Release candidate cycle (at least 1 week cycle)
  • [x] Fix all remaining issues in the milestone
  • [ ] All open source plugins builds are green on master with latest RC
  • [ ] Plugins that needed a version bump are now released on the marketplace.
  • [x] Synchronise translations from transifex
  • [x] Up to date submodules
  • [x] Prepare the Changelog entry for the new release:
    • [x] Mark that the release has a major DB upgrade
    • [x] Use our github changelog generator to generate the changelog using this config.js
    • [x] Add to changelog any new issues or FAQ added since first RC
    • [x] Add to changelog the security issues fixed, if any
    • [x] Do not publish publicly the changelog yet. This also ensures security issues are not publicly visible until the stable release.
    • [x] Change changelog published date to the release day
  • [x] For each issue in the changelog:
    • [x] is this issue relevant to developers? let's mention it in the Developer changelog
    • [x] is this issue's title descriptive and useful to people scanning our changelog?
    • [x] are the right labels applied to the issue? (issues tagged with labels such as Bug, Enhancement, Major are grouped together in the changelog)
    • [x] if this issue was sponsored, we note the sponsor organisation in the changelog.
  • [x] Close milestone on Github
  • [x] Release publicly the new stable version!
  • [x] In Github release write
## [Piwik XYZ Changelog](https://piwik.org/changelog/piwik-XYZ/)

This Github download (below) is only meant for developers and it will require extra work to install it. 
 * Latest stable production release can be found at https://piwik.org/download/ ([learn more](https://piwik.org/docs/installation/)) (recommended)
 * Beta and Release Candidates releases can be found at https://builds.piwik.org/ ([learn more](http://piwik.org/faq/how-to-update/faq_159/))
  • [ ] Take screenshots of new features + draft a blog post showcasing what's new
  • [x] Create this 'Release Piwik 3.*' issue in the next release milestone

follows up #11431

@mattab commented on May 16th 2017 Owner

:tada: :boom: Piwik Analytics 3.0.4 has been released! :boom: :tada:

https://piwik.org/changelog/piwik-3-0-4/

This Issue was closed on May 16th 2017
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