I’ve written a basic release script for Metacity following the standard release instructions, since I have to go through them every week or so anyway and I thought it would be better to automate them. Of course, it took about five times longer to write the script than to do a release, but I look on it as an investment.
If you want to use it yourself, it will probably not work for you straight away; I’d appreciate help generalising it if you’re interested, though. There is an lgo page about it.
One question I’m wondering about: a “point release” is when you go from, say, 3.1.x to 3.2.0, right? So what do you call it when you increment the micro version number, say from 3.1.4 to 3.1.5? Is there a special name for that?