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Bug#706529: marked as done (release-notes: stale whats-new section for stable-updates)

Your message dated Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:13:04 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #706529,
regarding release-notes: stale whats-new section for stable-updates
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Package: release-notes
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

(I'm handling this separately from my copy-editing sweep since it's a
content-modifying change.)

The whats-new.dbk section id="stable-updates" announces a change to
the Debian repositories that was new in Squeeze (retiring Lenny's
"volatile" section).  This is not the sort of information that belongs
in a chapter about "What's new in Debian GNU/Linux 7.0".

(Removing it would also close #622190.)

Note that the following paragraph is a new one about the reorganised
stable-backports; if we really need to remind people of the existence
of stable-updates, a mention could be integrated into that news item.
But I recommend just dropping it.

This workflow of basing our new-in-Wheezy catalogue on the old
stale-since-Squeeze catalogue always strikes me as crazy.  Wouldn't it
speed things up if the very first thing we did for a new set of
release-notes was mark all the pre-existing content of this chapter
for deletion?
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
Index: whats-new.dbk
--- whats-new.dbk	(revision 9841)
+++ whats-new.dbk	(working copy)
@@ -494,41 +494,6 @@
-<section id="stable-updates">
-  <title>The stable-updates section</title>
-  <para>
-    Some packages from <literal>proposed-updates</literal> may also be made
-    available via the <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> mechanism.
-    This path will be used for updates which many users may wish to install
-    on their systems before the next point release is made, such as updates
-    to virus scanners and timezone data. All packages from
-    <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> will be included in point
-    releases.
-  </para>
-  <para>
-    Note that this replaces the functionality previously provided by the
-    <ulink url="http://volatile.debian.org/";>volatile.debian.org archive</ulink>.
-  </para>
-  <para>
-    In order to use packages from <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal>,
-    you can add an entry to your <filename>sources.list</filename>:
-  </para>
-  <programlisting>deb     &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-updates main contrib
-deb-src &url-debian-mirror-eg;/debian &releasename;-updates main contrib</programlisting>
-  <para>
-    The next time you run <command>apt-get update</command>, the
-    system will become aware of the packages in the
-    <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal> section and will consider them
-    when looking for packages to upgrade.
-  </para>
-  <para>
-    When a new package is made available via <literal>&releasename;-updates</literal>,
-    this will be announced on the <ulink
-    url="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>debian-stable-announce</ulink> mailing list.
-  </para>
 <section id="stable-backports">
   <title>The stable-backports section</title>

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On Wed, 1 May 2013 15:33:06 +0200 Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
> On Wed, May  1, 2013 at 12:23:46 +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> > Still, we could guard against that by reversing the order of the
> > sections... I attach a revised, reordered patch that just takes out
> > the line specifically mentioning "volatile".
> > 
> Applied.
> Cheers,
> Julien

Closing due to ^


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