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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: high-level entries for changes.xml (was: [Announcement] Apache Cocoon 2.0.1 Release)
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2002 10:13:48 GMT
David Crossley wrote:

>Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>>Edd Dumbill wrote:
>>>>Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>>>>>Apache Cocoon 2.0.1 Released
>>>>I've given this a mention on the XMLhack newswire.  If the release note
>>>>had included major diffs between 2.0.1 and 2.0.0 I could have made a
>>>>bigger article out of it -- if you're able to, it would be good to see
>>>>more detailed announcements.  I just didn't have the time/context to
>>>>figure out what was significant and what wasn't from the ChangeLog.
>>>Very good point, Edd.
>>>We'll make sure that next announcements will be more detailed and more
>>>informative both to users and to the press people that help us spread
>>>the word.
>>>Thanks for your 'bug report' :)
>>I fixed this 'bug' after the 2.0.1 release as soon as I got aware of it.
>>So our next announcements are more verbose. Promised.
>We could tweak the DTD changes-v1?.dtd to provide a
>high-level announcement action in changes.xml which would
>then get extracted at Announcement time. One easy way
>would be to provide an additional value for the "type" attribute
>of the <action> element.
> types "add|remove|update|fix" ... |announce
>In that way actions can be described in detail as per normal.
>If the change or new feature is worthy of mention in the
>Announcement, then we add another <action> entry to provide
>the specific announcment text.
>--David Crossley
I proposed to add a new attribute on <action> named "importance" taking 
the values "high|medium|low" (low by default). This would allow to build 
an announcement by extracting all high importance actions.

A new attribute would also avoid to either loose the information of 
"add|remove|update", or duplicate the action text to add it to the 
annoucements. It would also allow to order items in the releases notes 
depending on their importance.

Thoughts ?


Sylvain Wallez
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