Re: 2.10 release notes

Also, let's try to gather the 2.10 information here:
We can then choose what's really important and write it up properly in
the actual release notes.

On Sat, 2005-02-05 at 21:11 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> I am starting to work on the release notes for GNOME 2.10.
> As before, these will be worked on in cvs here [1]:
> At the moment it's just a copy of the 2.8 notes with some search-and-
> replace of the version numbers.
> I usually do these, because I'm on the release-team, with lots of help
> from people such as Davyd Madeley. I am quite strict about mentioning
> (and explaining) only visible changes of functionality that users and
> administrators understand, and avoiding meaningless techy stuff or
> saying "general improvements". I keep it concise, with lots of bullet-
> points. 
> We welcome any help with this, and the release-team would love to
> delegate this to a better team (marketing makes sense to me) in future.
> For instance, I'd really like to hear any criticism of previous release
> notes.
> I will gather information from the NEWS files and the maintainers about
> major user-visible changes this time. So far, the most significant stuff
> that I know about is the addition of totem (video playing) and sound-
> juicer (audio-cd-ripping), and some improvements in the panel applets.
> The structure of the release notes might change after we know what major
> groups of functionality should be mentioned.
> We already have this:
> but the yelp, keyring manager, and goobox parts are no longer relevant,
> and most of the other parts don't seem that interesting to users.
> [1]
> You can generate the html by running make, and I'll upload this often to
> here:
> Please do not point anybody in the press to this site before the actual
> release, because they then will not read the final version, and they
> will probably be mislead by errors. And try not to mention that URL too
> much on mailing lists.
> You can see what's happening by reading the ChangeLog. Please do edit
> the ChangeLog if you make changes, but for now I'd rather discuss
> changes first.
> Hopefully we will use the wiki for this for 2.12, but this time we can't
> wait to solve the technical issues first.
> -- 
> Murray Cumming
> murrayc murrayc com
Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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