Updating SMTK on CMB master and release

I wanted this to be written down in a place where all who contribute can find it when they need it. CMB has a master and a release branch, and each has a submodule that tracks its respective SMTK branch. The right way to simultaneously bump CMB’s SMTK on both release and master is as follows:

  • Create a branch off of CMB master
    $ git checkout master
    $ git checkout -b update-smtk-to-latest-master

  • Update SMTK to the latest master
    $ cd <src>/thirdparty/smtk
    $ git checkout master
    $ git pull
    $ cd ..
    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Update smtk to latest master"

  • Create a branch off of CMB release
    $ git checkout release
    $ git checkout -b update-smtk-to-latest-release

  • Update SMTK to the latest release
    $ cd <src>/thirdparty/smtk
    $ git checkout release
    $ git pull
    $ cd ..
    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Update smtk to latest release"

  • Merge the release branch into the master branch (so the master branch has the right history)
    $ git checkout update-smtk-to-latest-master
    $ git merge -s ours update-smtk-to-latest-release

  • Submit a merge request with the appropriate backport command
    $ git push <personal_repo>
    In the merge request’s description:
    Backport: release:HEAD^2

  • Test both release and master branches
    Do: test --merged

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