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From Kristian Waagan <Kristian.Waa...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Jira...Release Note Needed & Existing Application Impact
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2007 09:00:17 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been struggling with the semantics/use/purpose of the flags, in
> particular 'Existing Application Impact' and 'Release Note Needed'...

I'm a bit lost on these two too!

On a Jira issue I worked on, requiring a release note, I first didn't 
tick any of them because it was not clear that it needed a release note.

When this was determined, I ticked the "Release Note Needed" and when 
the release note was done, I was adviced to untick the "Release Note 
Needed" and tick "Existing Application Impact".

I did as described above, but noticed that the "Release Note Needed" was 
later ticked again by someone else, possibly because the release note 
generator did not pick it up or something.

Does anyone have an answer for me on this one?
Based on the descriptions below, I believe the process described is 
incorrect and that "Release Note Needed" should stay ticked.


> I am wondering if we should have a short hint behind the flags.
> Something like:
> Patch Available: indicates that a patch is available for review and/or
> commit. Gets picked up by daily automated mail.
> Existing Application impact.An existing application can be impacted by
> the solution to this issue.
> Regression; the behavior described is worse than in previous 
> versions/builds.
> Release Note Needed: indicates a releaseNote.html is/should be
> attached. The releaseNote.html will be automatically included in the
> RELEASE-NOTES.html at release time when this flag is on.
> Myrna

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