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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Commons VFS 2.0
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:24:31 GMT

On Dec 23, 2010, at 12:11 AM, Jörg Schaible wrote:

> Ralph Goers wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 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.
> 
> Well, I thought "finalize" to be a manual task in accordance with Phil's 
> comment about tweaking the generated stuff before the release.

If I wanted to perform the release from Hudson (which I would find to be highly desirable)
these manual steps would make it more difficult. In many cases the release note template won't
need to be changed, although the list of fixes and enhancements that will be integrated by
the changes plugin certainly will.

Ralph


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