release manager checklist GM
To branch the current ftp tree and isos for a milestone, log in to download.opensuse.org as mirror user and run:
distro_hardlink_copy 42.2-Current 42.2
Remove x bit for others from the directory so only staging mirrors can pull it but it's not visible on download.o.o
on release day every once in a while scan for mirrors as mirror user:
mb scan -a -d /distribution/leap/42.2 -j4
In the morning add the x bit again to make the content show up and give mirrors time to catch up adding the x bit.