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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Release Notes
Date Fri, 08 Sep 2006 14:31:06 GMT
I think this is reasonable.


Andrew McIntyre wrote:

> On 8/24/06, Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> wrote:
>> Does that mean the downloaded packages have no release notes?  So if a
>> release is made with known bugs, the only way to find that out is to go
>> to the Apache Derby site and find the release notes there?
>> This seems like an issue, it's typically to have this kind of
>> information with the download, not separate. It's also based upon an
>> assumption that internet access is easy, which is not true for all of
>> the world. People may be getting Derby from CD/DVDs or bundled within
>> other applications. Assuming there's an easy path back to the apacche
>> site seems wrong.
> Agreed. was the first release where issues that affect
> user-visible behavior had proper release notes and were documented
> before the release happened. I fear that I set a bad precedent there.
> I think that for 10.2 (and any other releases going forward, including
> a possible 10.1.4 release), that any issues that are known and
> documented at the time of the release should be documented in a
> release notes file at the top of the installation tree in all of the
> distributions, along with a pointer to the release page on the website
> so users can be informed of late-breaking issues with that particular
> release. Does that sound reasonable?
> andrew

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