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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Release note suggestions WAS Re: [VOTE]
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2007 14:22:08 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> Hi,
> After the testing of beta as documented on the testing pages
> for the DerbyTenThreeRelease
> (see:http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyTenThreeRelease#head-c6b20b58527b8de23f358548756f36e643da2e71),

> I have now prepared a release candidate, (build/revision
> 554502). It is available on:

Looking at the release notes I have a couple of suggestions for future 

1) Just list features as features, not "big" & "small". I don't see how 
the determination was made than one feature was "big" and one "small". 
It doesn't correlate to amount of effort and labeling a feature as small 
might disappoint a contributor who worked hard to implement their feature.

2) For release notes that describe corrected SQL query behaviour I don't 
think the summaries should use the term "different", as in "different 
results" or "behave differently", e.g. Notes for DERBY-2526, DERBY-2370 
& others. What is really happening is the queries have been changed to 
return *correct* results. To a reader "different" (in the summary) seems 
kind of vague and worrying.


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