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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Commit Log Hacks ( https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6628 )
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:23:45 GMT
Hey Allen,

CDH now includes Apache style release notes generated from the change
log. Hope this helps.



On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Allen Wittenauer
<awittenauer@linkedin.com> wrote:
> Seeing as how our two non-mainline distributions don't have real release
> notes published, I've built two quick and dirty perl scripts (yes perl! Fear
> the ops people!) to take the commit log from CDH and the Yahoo! changes
> files to spit out Confluence-style wiki output.  Changing it to other wiki
> output shouldn't be too difficult.
> 99% of the time, it gets it correct, but sometimes weirdness happens and it
> will take some manual cleaning to get it perfect.
> Anyway, I thought these might be handy for other folks to help compare and
> contrast the differences between the two.  Now it is pretty easy to see how
> divergent a given distribution is from mainline, how hard it will be for
> them to rebase onto mainline, etc.  Another interesting data point is
> comparing the official bug description and the description in the commit
> log....
> Have fun.
> [Files are attached to https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6628.  I
> might improve them as we go along, but who knows for sure.  ]

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