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From Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CHANGES files
Date Wed, 10 Jun 2015 21:36:20 GMT
Yes, the idea would be to replace the CHANGES file with a link to JIRA
in the release notes on the site where you download.

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Christopher L Tubbs II
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On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Marc Reichman
<mreichman@pixelforensics.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been covered already, but the Jetbrains family of
> products (IntelliJ, TeamCity, etc.) uses this mechanism for their detailed
> release notes, linked right from their download pages:
> https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TW/TeamCity+9.0.4+%28build+32407%29+Release+Notes
>
> Can the Accumulo JIRA be linked to in such a public way? If so that can take
> care of most of the requirements, I'd wager.
>
> Marc
>
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 5:21 PM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> If we're going to keep doing this, I'd like to have a really good
>> >> reason for why we should (which is more convincing than a preference
>> >> for grep over JIRA). I'm not coming up with such a reason.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > The reason I heard Josh give is accessibility for folks who use our
>> > software
>> > but do not have access to our web pages, jira, nor our git repository.
>> >
>> > I think that's a legitimate benefit, but like Josh I don't know how much
>> > the
>> > file effectively gets used in those spaces currently.
>> >
>>
>> True. That's a good point. But... even if that were true for some
>> users (we're obviously lacking data on that), there's still the
>> concern about its accuracy, and whether an issue number and summary is
>> adequate to convey anything meaningful to those users. And, even if it
>> were minimally meaningful and 100% accurate (which they aren't), does
>> this benefit outweigh the burden? In any case, these individuals
>> (presuming they exist) can likely just as easily generate a static
>> up-to-date report, as needed, from JIRA at the time they download the
>> release.
>
>

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