Hi, I have expressed my intent to move the release-related documents from the src tree to the doc tree in the past. This has been met with some resistance, but I think this change is far overdue at this point.
The primary motivation behind this change is that if there is an error in release-related documentation that goes unnoticed until the release announcement is sent, we are effectively stuck with the erroneous information in the release notes (although we can document the error in the errata.html page), as once the release is tagged in Subversion, the sources that generate the relnotes.html, readme.html, etc., cannot be modified. Moving the sources from the base repository to the doc repository (which does not have an explicit "freeze") allows us to change incorrect entries, add missing entries, etc. post-release, as needed. I am currently re-testing and triple-checking the changes to pull the relevant files into the doc repository in preparation to commit the changes, which I expect to have in the tree within the next few hours if all goes well. At latest, it should be committed by tomorrow. At present, I am undecided if I will make this change retroactive to stable branches. I do not expect any doc build breakage, but assume I am looking into anything that breaks as a result. Please bear with me if things do explode. Thanks. Glen
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