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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1406998
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:22:30 GMT
On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 09:54 -0500, Gary Gregory wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 07:33 -0500, Gary Gregory wrote:
> > > In Commons land we generate release notes automatically. Is there a
> > > reason it is not done this like here?
> > >
> > > Gary
> > >
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > No reason other than inertia on my part. I generally find it more
> > manageable updating the release notes at the same time as committing a
> > fix or a changeset to the repository rather than trying to generate
> > release notes shortly before a release. Usually, come release, I can
> > hardly remembering what all those issues were about. This also allows me
> > to omit issues I deem unimportant. But as any manual process, I fully
> > admit it can be error-prone.
> >
> 
> It's the same process over there except that commits are made to code and
> to a changes.xml file which is used to generate an HTML report (as part of
> the Maven reports, see Commons IO [1] for example) and a txt file at
> release time.
> 

I'll happily adjust if someone can lay the groundwork for using
changes.xml instead of a plain RELEASE_NOTES.txt.

Oleg



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