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From Srikanth Sundarrajan <srik...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Democratizing Release Notes
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:39:50 GMT
+1. Would it help if we made the release notes field mandatory for marking the jira closed
?
RegardsSrikanth Sundarrajan

> From: ajayyadava@apache.org
> Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:35:50 +0000
> Subject: Democratizing Release Notes
> To: dev@falcon.apache.org
> 
> Hello everyone,
> 
> Continuing on our effort to automating change log and release notes, I am
> happy to share with you that we now have the ability to automatically
> generate release notes through Apache Yetus.
> 
> *How does it work?*
> We have introduced a new field in JIRA - Release Notes. Every contributor
> needs to add release notes for their important / backward-incompatible
> changes / new features. Later, RMs can generate release notes using Apache
> Yetus. Many projects like Hadoop etc. have already been doing it this way.
> We have also been using Apache Yetus to generate the release notes
> 
> *Why?*
> Generating release notes had been one tedious task which the RMs(Release
> Managers) had to do manually at the end of the release by going through all
> JIRAs and writing notes for them. Often, RM may not even be the best person
> to write release notes for the feature.
> 
> *Note to Contributors*
> Please add release notes for any important / backward-incompatible changes
> / new features that you add.
> 
> *Note to Committers*
> Please don't commit PRs for important / backward-incompatible changes / new
> features without release notes.
> 
> I will update the "how to release" wiki with the steps for RMs, In the
> meantime, you can consult the documentation for Apache Yetus here
> <https://yetus.apache.org/documentation/0.3.0/>
> 
> Regards
> Ajay Yadava
 		 	   		  
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