Re: Listing for release notes on DDP pages
On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 01:39:46PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> At http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#relnotes we currently have (the
> bits between <<...>> are links):
> I'd like to propose the following changes:
> - Authors: add everybody listed as such in current version; I don't
> feel it's necessary to indicate 'current' here.
It's just out of date; I've committed a fix right now.
I'm actually not sure why my name was moved to the front of the list in the
document itself... :)
> - Maintainer: remove; as this is not a package it does not really have a
> single maintainer but more a teal of editors (listed in Authors).
I think the point was to put authors as "old" and maintainers as "new".
But yeah, it doesn't make much sense, since people can be both at the same
time. I've dropped it.
> - Status: Rewrite first sentence to "Actively maintained for Debian
> releases"; remove the bit about "Split packages".
> - Availability: remove the reference to ftp.d.o as we don't seem to
> publish the RN there anymore (and personally I don't see any added
> value in restoring that).
There was value in that in that it made the release notes appear on the CDs.
I checked now and the first CD and the first DVD nevertheless do have it in
/doc/release-notes/ now; the netinst CD lacks it, but that is a separate
I'll remove the broken link, but we should reconsider publishing the
release-notes and the installation manual in the same place on all mirrors,
in the doc/ directory, together with the FAQ. It doesn't cost us anything
and it makes them even more convenient to find, and we absolutely do want
users to find them.
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