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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject RE: [lang] process question: fixing bug on the fly
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2003 19:43:26 GMT
I think that the most important item is that the fix is _must_ mentioned in
the release notes, we are fine. If the note is accompanied by a bug report
#, it just looks more "pro" ;-)

>From the procedure mentioned on this thread, it looks like nothing will
escape scrutiny!

Gary G.

-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Yandell [] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 12:02 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Developers List;
Subject: Re: [lang] process question: fixing bug on the fly

Just make sure you mention it in the cvs comment.

I don't know about other projects, or other people, but when I do a
release [and unless anyone is against it, I'm happy to volunteer to do
2.0] I immediately generate a cvs changelog, remove everything before the
previous release and analyse every comment.

I then edit release-notes at that point. So release-notes tends to be the
last released one. I pay enough attention to try to match bug numbers to
cvs comments. In fact, it'd probably help the most if people mentioned bug
numbers in their cvs comments. Not a biggy though.


On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Alex Chaffee / Purple Technology wrote:

> While converting the string escape routines to use uppercase, I
> discovered and fixed a bug in the original unescape.  (If a string to
> be unescaped ended with a unicode escape, it would discard it.)
> Since this bug existed in 1.0, I'm not sure what the right procedure
> is for making sure this bugfix gets into the release notes or other
> documentation, so upgrading users are aware of it.
> Should I file a bug report and close it immediately?
> Should I add it to RELEASE-NOTES.txt?  That file seems to be out of
> date...
> Thanks -
>  - Alex
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