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From "Nigel Daley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-2804) Formatable changes log as html
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2008 04:14:46 GMT

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Nigel Daley updated HADOOP-2804:
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    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> Formatable changes log as html
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-2804
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-2804
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation
>            Reporter: Nigel Daley
>            Assignee: Nigel Daley
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.17.0
>
>         Attachments: changes.html, ChangesFancyStyle.css, ChangesSimpleStyle.css, HADOOP-2804.patch,
HADOOP-2804.patch
>
>
> We could do a better job of generating useful release notes.  As a first step, I suggest
we follow Lucene's lead and add html formatting to our CHANGES.txt.  An example output is
here:
> http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/view/Lucene/job/Lucene-trunk/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/trunk/build/docs/changes/Changes.html
> This should then be included with our release documentation that is published on the
website for each release.
> After this is committed, the next step is for committers to agree on a CHANGES.txt convention
that will flag major features/improvements (such as a well placed *).  Then the flagged Jira's
can be further highlighted when generating the html.
> Thoughts?

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