[Rear-users] SF.net SVN: rear:[727] trunk/usr/share/rear/doc/Rear-release-notes.txt

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Thu Nov 17 14:09:51 CET 2011


ACK on all your points!

Sadly I am not sure how much I can test this time, due to not having any
time at all ATM.

However, I can promise not to be in the way and will do what I can. If
everybody agrees I can also do the release and push it everywhere...


On 17 November 2011 13:46, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011, gdha at users.sourceforge.net wrote:
> > The first draft of the Release Notes for 1.12.0. Please send your
> > remarks ASAP as the release of 1.12.0 is coming (soon).
> >
> > Any blocking items? The only failing component is btrfs, but it is
> > marked as experimental (so we're covered).
> The remarks I have:
>  - The release notes currently is the document with the most value to
>    end-users looking for information. But especially the older release
>    information contains data that is no longer correct. (e. NETFS_URL=)
>    So I would prefer to get rid of the older release information and
>    simply provide 2 chapters: one with a list of the complete
>    functionality and the second, with the new functionality in this
>    release.
>  - I'd like to include a Rear documentation file in AsciiDoc that we can
>    collaborate on. I will try to do this this evening. There we can
>    include the various information that is now inside the release notes.
>    (eg. configuration examples and use-cases)
>  - We haven't decided what we would test before doing a new release. This
>    has now come up a few times. I would propose we make a list of
>    scenarios (these could match the documented use-cases) and a matrix of
>    distributions vs scenarios. For each new release, these can then be
>    tested and filled out in the matrix.
>    From the documentation we can then refer to this matrix that after a
>    release continuous to grow. One possibility is that we put the release
>    version inside of the matrix indicating this release was the last one
>    tested for a distribution/scenario.
>    This would make it more clear what has been tested by others.
> I don't want to block any pending release, however I hope we can decide on
> the above and implement something pragmatic for this release, before
> releasing.
> Kind regards,
> --
> -- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/
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