Re: (*) No summarized news available (was: GNOME 3.29.1 released)

On 04/18/2018 09:45 AM, Milan Crha wrote:
I'm starting a new thread here, just for an opinion on this:

On Tue, 2018-04-17 at 16:31 -0500, mcatanzaro wrote:
The list of updated modules and changes is available here:

I opened above URL and there's "(*) No summarized news available" side-
note for two modules. In case of evolution-data-server, it corresponds
to the ftp-release-list message:

But not to what had been done before the release:

This usually happens with the first release of the series, but not
always. Like the stable 3.28.0 has the NEWS content included:

I'm wondering, am I doing anything wrong? Why other modules, like
epiphany, which also switched from 3.28.1 to 3.29.1, has its NEWS
available in Michael's URL? I'd like to improve this, but I'm not sure
whether it's in my hands at all. Could there be a bug in the script
which extracts the NEWS changes? For example, the ChangeLog doesn't
change, it simply references git log for proper branch. Does it have
any influence on this? The ChangeLog file does change with the first
stable release, due to the change of the branch:

I believe the way it works is that it takes the previously released
module's NEWS (evolution-data-server 3.28.1) and compares it to the
newly released module's NEWS (evolution-data-server 3.29.1), and then
shows added lines.

In this case however, the 3.29.1 NEWS file only had 3.28.0 entries
(3.28.1 must have been released off a branch, so its news didn't get
added to master) and when diffing those two it presumably gets a bunch
of removed lines (3.28.1 entries removed) and a bunch of added lines
(3.29.1 added), which confuses it.

Something that module maintainers can do here as a fix would be to
cherry pick any 3.28.x NEWS entries to the master branch before
releasing first 3.29.x release. That's just needed for the first 3.29.x
release, after that it should be fine to not cherry pick news entries
any more.


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