On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 9:48 PM, Kwankyu Lee <ekwan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:10:54 PM UTC+1, Dima Pasechnik wrote:
>> On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:01:55 PM UTC, Volker Braun wrote:
>>> The whole point of NEWS would be to have coarser granularity than
>>> individual tickets. E.g. 7.4 -> 7.5 is over 300 tickets, and a 300-item list
>>> is never a good answer to the question "whats new in this release". I would
>>> envision a list of, say, 10-20 highlights to have associated news fragments.
>> yes, right, so you'd tag these "interesting for NEWS" tickets on trac,
>> using some kind of trac plugin.
> I guess Volker's idea is that the author of the ticket decides if his/her
> ticket is worth to be highlighted and provide a well-phrased blurb for
> general users.

Yes, I support this.  The idea is to have a high-level view that end
users can digest as to what changed as it impacts them.  This
certainly *should* include bug fixes, but we're talking especially
runtime bugs that are fixed from one release to another (as opposed to
bugs that only occur during development and which appear and are
subsequently fixed only during development).  Sometimes also build
bugs are worth reporting if, for example, building on a particular
platform is fixed between two releases.  And of course new features,

If you autogenerate such a list just from ticket summaries or worse,
from the git changelog, it's not very digestible in that way.  I'm
glad adding such a changelog is on the agenda.

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