Re: Enforcing use of NEWS
- From: Mark McLoughlin <mark skynet ie>
- To: murrayc usa net
- Cc: "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Enforcing use of NEWS
- Date: 06 Jan 2003 18:29:39 +1300
On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 06:13, Murray Cumming wrote:
> GNOME package maintainers often don't use NEWS, so the GNOME release
> announcements are vague. The release-team would like
> people to use NEWS, and we might even modify widget.gnome.org's install-module
> script to read NEWS files automatically.
> In the meantime, Daniel Elstner pointed out to me that automake (probably >= 1.6)
> has a check-news feature. I suggest that people use it.
> <danielk> murrayc: BTW regarding up-to-date NEWS files: recent automakes
> have a check-news option that's triggered on make dist. I'm using it in
> <danielk> AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([check-news]) is all you need to set it
> <danielk> It just checks whether the current version number appears in
> the first few lines of NEWS.
I think this is only for automake > 1.7.x. It certainly doesn't
work with 1.6.2 anyway ..
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