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From Dennis Lundberg <>
Subject Re: [logging] Using maven-changes-plugin to track issues?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 23:51:28 GMT
Simon Kitching wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 00:21 +0100, Dennis Lundberg wrote:
>> Simon Kitching wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 23:34 +0100, Dennis Lundberg wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>> Would anyone object if I add the maven-changes-plugin [1] to track 
>>>> resolved issues in commons-logging? Today resolved issues are entered 
>>>> into the section "Bugs Fixed" in RELEASE-NOTES.TXT. I'd like to replace 
>>>> all text in that section with a pointer to the report on the web.
>>>> The plugin produces a nice report [2] with all the resolved issues for 
>>>> every release. It requires that the file xdocs/changes.xml is added. 
>>>> It's already in use by most of the commons components.
>>>> [1]
>>>> [2]
>>> Does that mean we need to re-enter info on all the fixed bugs into the
>>> changes.xml file manually? I'm not wildly interested in doing that task
>>> myself...
>> Yes it does. I'm willing to do it.
>>> For the release after this one, I'd like to move to maven2, so there's
>>> not much point in doing too much work on tidying up the existing build
>>> setup unless it adds value for *this* release.
>> The added value for this release is a nice report that commons-logging 
>> users can look at on the commons-logging site, if they are interested in 
>> what has changed since the last release. They can do this without having 
>> to downloading commons-logging, extracting its contents to read 
>> Moving to Maven 2 will not affect this. Maven 2 also has a changes 
>> plugin that uses the same format for the changes.xml file as Maven 1 does.
> Ok, go for it.

Will do.

> On the subject of the RELEASE-NOTES.txt, though, I would like to have
> that available directly from the website, so people can see the release
> notes without downloading the release. The commons-digester
> site does this, for example:

I'll see if I can set this up for commons-logging as well.

Dennis Lundberg

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