[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] Add a news file

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Thu May 30 05:28:09 PDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-30 at 17:30 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-05-27 at 18:58 +0300, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > From: Tanu Kaskinen <tanu.kaskinen at intel.com>
> > 
> > ---
> >  NEWS | 110 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 110 insertions(+)
> >  create mode 100644 NEWS
> Out of curiosity, any reason to pick this over putting these details on
> the wiki?

My intention was not to replace the wiki pages, but to have the same
information also in a NEWS file.

> I like the wiki scheme for the ability it gives us to do
> slightly nicer formatting, and the ability to do a short + long form
> description of changes without making up (eventually) big and cluttered
> file.

The reason why I'd like to have a NEWS file is that it's a nice and
standard thing to have for people who download the tarball, and it's
also nice to have all release notes in a single file for answering
questions like "in which release was this change made". Sure, it's
possible to go to the news archive in our wiki and open all release
notes in tabs, but I believe a single file is more convenient in some
cases (like text search). Also, argument from authority: systemd has a
NEWS file too ;)


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