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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Commons VFS 2.0
Date Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:33:29 GMT

On Dec 21, 2010, at 11:43 PM, Jörg Schaible wrote:

>>> 
>>> But the RM should definitely *look at* the generated release notes and,
>> IMO, intentionally committing them is a good thing.  Nothing generated
>> directly from maven has ever met my expectations in terms of formatting
>> and
>> content, so I have always ended up tweaking the generated files.  I don't
>> see this as onerous, personally.
> 
> Then why not generating it directly before the release manually, "finalize" 
> it and commit it? After a release it can be deleted again in svn.

This is exactly what I'm thinking of doing with an enhancement to the release plugin, changes
plugin or a new plugin. release-prepare would then do this automatically.

> 
> All we need then is a verification that the file exists while releasing. 
> This can be done by the verifier plugin (best to bind the goal to the 
> validation phase) in the release profile.

This wouldn't be necessary since the above plugin would fail if it can't generate the release
notes.

Ralph
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