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Re: Putting draft release notes on www.debian.(org|net)?

W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> > Some remarks :
> > - that can be done easily and hosted on http://ddp.alioth.debian.org/
> >   (easily feasible by anyone in the ddp alioth group), so that we
> > make available the alst SVN version of every doc
> This is probably the way to go. I like the idea to clearly
> differentiate between the documentation under construction
> (alioth) and the end product (www).

That would mean you cannot really publish the release notes on www until 
the very last few days before the release.

If you look at [1] you will see that there already a text in there 
(currently commented out) to make clear to users that they'll be using a 
draft. And IIRC we also had a very strong section (commented out in the 
final Etch version) in the release notes themselves.

Why make it harder on users than necessary to find the draft release 
notes? Why not just adapt the build infrastructure already present on 
www-master which would trigger builds as needed based on CVS commits? 
That will also have the advantage that post-release additions to the 
release notes get published automatically and promptly.

As I've mentioned in the previous mail, it is important for other teams 
such as d-cd too for their release preparations to have the draft version 
available, preferably in its normal location to avoid errors (oops, 
forgot to switch over) at release time.



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