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Subject [Bug 55841] Misleading news items on bugfix releases ("This version of httpd is a major release of the [...]")
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:18:25 GMT
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=55841

--- Comment #11 from Luca Toscano <toscano.luca@gmail.com> ---
Hi Filipus,

I took a look to
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/httpd/Announcement2.4.txt (that is
basically the last email sent for the httpd release) and the formulation is a
bit different from the one that we are discussing:

"""
                Apache HTTP Server 2.4.18 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project
   are pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.18 of the Apache
   HTTP Server ("Apache").  

>>>>  This version of Apache is our latest GA release of the new generation 2.4.x
branch 

   of Apache HTTPD and represents fifteen years of innovation by the project,
   and is recommended over all previous releases. This release of Apache is
   principally a feature and bug fix release.

"""

The version suggested by you and Vincent were:

1) The 2.2 legacy branch was a major release of httpd.
2) This version of httpd is a *patch level* release of the 2.4 stable branch,
and represents the best available version of Apache HTTP Server.

Is the latest format clearer and closer to what you would like to see?

Also, your second comment:

> That being said, I have to agree with Comment 9 - there is an even simpler solution.
Just get rid of the 2.x changes description.

The last format has two sections:

1)
"""   
   Apache 2.4 offers numerous enhancements, improvements, and performance
   boosts over the 2.2 codebase.  For an overview of new features
   introduced since 2.4 please see:

     http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/new_features_2_4.html
"""

So no lists of features added, just a link. The section follows:

"""
   Please see the CHANGES_2.4 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.4.18 includes only
   those changes introduced since the prior 2.4 release.  A summary of all 
   of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases 
   is available:

     http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html
"""

Do you still see inconsistencies in this format? If so, can you please rewrite
a proposal of this latest updated version?

Sorry for the long thread, but I really want to make sure that we all agree
about what to change :)

Thanks!

Luca

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