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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: high-level entries for changes.xml (was: [Announcement] Apache Cocoon 2.0.1 Release)
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2002 18:18:25 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> 
> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> > >>
> > >>Carsten
> > >>
> > >
> > >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 ?
> >
> Seeing these alternatives, I think the one from Sylvain is easier-to-use.
> But this requires for all of us (especially me...) to spend more time in
> the texts of the changes.log. And some native-speakers should have a look
> at it before a release.

Nah, people won't care if we have spelling mistakes in a OSS
announcement... they only care about the meat :) (ie the important
changes)


-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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