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From "Javen O'Neal" <one...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache POI 3.15 released
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:23:24 GMT
I added the major changes from the 3.15 release notes [1] to the
detailed changelog [2] in r1765977 [3].

[1] https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/poi/release/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
[2] https://poi.apache.org/changes.html
[3] https://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1765977

We could choose to update the changelog with the major changes when we
announce a release, create the "RELEASE-NOTES-<majorver>.txt" as Nick
suggested, or both.
If we decide that it's a headache maintaining the major changes in two
locations and prefer going with "RELEASE-NOTES-<majorver>.txt", then
we can revert the changes I made to status.xml

In the meantime, what's the best way to retrieve old release notes?
Were they committed to a private or public SVN server? If not, we can
dig through the dev@ email archive for the [VOTE] email, but this
would take longer to extract.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:
> On 29/09/16 15:29, Javen O'Neal wrote:
>> Do we archive the release notes somewhere so that someone can read a
>> high-level summary of the changes for each release? Digging through
>> the dev@ email list archive to find the release notes draft or
>> searching a web archiver of one of the mirrors at a date in the past
>> seem suboptimal. There is no release notes file in the subversion tag
>> or a page on our site that summarizes the changes in a release more
>> concisely than changes.html.
>> The current https://poi.apache.org links to both 3.14 and 3.15, but we
>> overwrote the 3.14 release notes on
>> https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/poi/release/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
>> and all mirrors when we released 3.15.
> After a final release, the homepage and download page should only ever link
> to the most current final version. No other versions should live on the dist
> area, otherwise infra get grumpy...
> When we do an alpha or beta release, then homepage + download should link to
> both
> If we don't already, it might be good to deploy the release notes twice,
> once as "RELEASE-NOTES.txt" (overwritten often), once as
> "RELEASE-NOTES-<majorver>.txt". The latter would then always be available
> from archive.apache.org even after a newer final release. Thoughts?
> Nick
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