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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: CHANGES files
Date Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:25:17 GMT
Sean Busbey wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Josh Elser <
> <>> wrote:
>     I think I was one who argued for this file in the past.
>     Personally, I like having a static file that always follows the
>     release. If I'm following the community (I see JIRA issues that are
>     important and that are relevant), I find it much easier to `grep
>     ACCUMULO-XYZ CHANGES` to know "do I have this fix".
>     At the same time, I know the irritation behind creating the file
>     (although I find it much less egregious than you do, Christopher).
>     The issue to me is not creating the file (vim makes formatting
>     easy), but making sure JIRA is actually accurate to how we want: is
>     resolution correct, right fixVersion, etc.
>     I'm guessing that it will be hard to actually get a response from
>     those whom it actually benefits -- those who don't primarily operate
>     online.
>     I guess officially I'm 0 on it. I really don't think it's as
>     terrible to maintain as you think it is, but it is unarguably more
>     work for an RM to do. I think there are those who benefit from its
>     existence, but I don't know how important it actually is (and I'm
>     not one of those people)
> What if we added a list of all jiras to the end of the release notes and
> then included those in the distribution?
> --
> Sean

That would work, but I'm not sure if it really addresses Christopher's 
initial irritation (maintaining the list of issues for a release).

It would also be a little more painful in practice since we tend to 
write the release notes after we have an RC staged (during the down-time).

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