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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Db-derby Wiki] Update of "ReleaseNoteProcess" by RichardHillegas
Date Sat, 16 Jun 2007 21:21:51 GMT
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The following page has been changed by RichardHillegas:
http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/ReleaseNoteProcess

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  Good release notes are essential for users as they upgrade from one release to the next.
Here's the procedure the Derby team uses to maintain useful release notes:
  
   * For JIRAs which need a release note, you should turn on the "Release Note Needed" flag
and attach a file called "releaseNote.html".
-  * The template for releaseNote.html will live in tools/release/templates/releaseNote.html.

+  * The template for releaseNote.html lives in tools/release/templates/releaseNote.html.

+  * Before attaching your release note, make sure that the release processes can digest it.
Run the lint tool, !ReleaseNoteReader, on your note as follows: "java org.apache.derbyBuild.!ReleaseNoteReader
RELEASE_NOTE_FILE" where RELEASE_NOTE_FILE is the name of the file which holds your release
note.
   * As you improve the wording of your release note, you simply attach a new version of releaseNote.html.
The release documentation will include the last version of the release note.
  
  Some additional discussion regarding this process can be found in DERBY-2570.

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