[asdf-devel] Re: Release notes

Stelian Ionescu sionescu at cddr.org
Thu Mar 13 18:45:13 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-03-13 at 13:30 -0500, Robert P. Goldman wrote:
> Stelian Ionescu wrote:
> > [...]
> >> > Every release comes with release notes that mention changes to the API.
> >> > I haven't announced changes with every commit, because that would be verbose,
> >> > and people who're interested can already read the git log.
> > 
> > Where are the release notes ? asdf-3.0.3.tar.gz(a tar bomb) contains no
> > such thing, nor the git repository.
> That's a good point.  There is a pretty comprehensive changelog, but
> it's buried in the debian/ subdirectory.
> There's always been a release announcement emailed out, but that isn't
> included in the tarball.
> I'll try to improve our practice here.  Proposal: before releasing I
> will put release notes into the top ASDF directory.  These will be the
> same as what goes in the email message.  I'll also make sure there's a
> copy of the changelog at the top level, with a cross-reference.
> Subscribers to ASDF-devel will be urged to review these and suggest
> improvements, before the release is made official.
> Does this sound like a reasonable process?

It's a good idea.

Stelian Ionescu a.k.a. fe[nl]ix
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

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