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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-3156) Document full release process
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:19:34 GMT

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Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-3156:
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[~sonixbp], you asked me to capture how I create release notes. Generally, I start with the
full list of changes for a given release and prune down to a list tickets that fall into one
or many of the following:

# Performance impact
# API change
# Deployment change
# Critical bugfix
# "interesting" changes

There's a bit of leeway, so including some "fun" bugs in the release notes is always cool
too :). We've taken to including documentation changes (just in the form of issue references),
which I'm not entirely sure is that useful. We've also taken to including the amount of testing
done by each party. If not directly useful for users, it's nice to have that information stored
in one place for us to review again later.

Also, include some less technical information about the release itself (stats on contributions/changes/etc
are always fun) in a paragraph describing the release to start out the release notes.

In general, remember that release notes are for the users and could sway a user from using
or avoiding a given release. Make them useful and relevant for users.

> Document full release process
> -----------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-3156
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-3156
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Corey J. Nolet
>            Assignee: Corey J. Nolet
>
> This should apply both to people who are familiar with the release process but want a
quick checklist or people who are new to the release process and have never done it before.



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