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From "Enis Soztutar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-14025) Update CHANGES.txt for 1.2
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:11:04 GMT

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Enis Soztutar commented on HBASE-14025:
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bq. Correct, it removes 1.3.0 because a previous minor release (1.2.0) included it. It doesn't
remove 2.0.0 because the fix was not in the prior major release (1.0.0), so there will likely
be future minor releases on the previous major release that are not in the initial 2.0.0 release.

I think I get your point, but not sure how easily we can follow this practice. It gets complicated
for committers to think about what fixVersions to set at the time of the commit. The thing
we have where we just mark the next scheduled version from that branch is simple and worked
so far. 

bq. As for differentiating between things committed after branch-1.2 is forked, why would
we need to know something went into both branch-1 and branch-1.2? It's the norm.
bq. Put another way, what's the value to me as a consumer of the 1.2 CHANGES.txt for including
just those fixes that are in 1.1.0 from after the branch point? 
Agreed that the CHANGES.txt can be filtered out for easy consumption. As a consumer of CHANGES.txt,
you may not care about whether the change went in before the fork or after the fork. As a
developer / committer though, I prefer to have the fixVersion there just to make sure that
all branches are covered at the time of the commit. It is preferable to err on the cautious
side. 

Can we do a middle ground where we keep the fixVersions in jira, and filter them out in CHANGES.txt
for convenience if not needed? 

> Update CHANGES.txt for 1.2
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-14025
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-14025
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.0
>            Reporter: Sean Busbey
>            Assignee: Sean Busbey
>             Fix For: 1.2.0
>
>
> Since it's more effort than I expected, making a ticket to track actually updating CHANGES.txt
so that new RMs have an idea what to expect.
> Maybe will make doc changes if there's enough here.



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