The Fedora Core release notes suck!

Mike Klinke lsomike at
Tue Nov 25 20:04:31 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 25 November 2003 19:44, Edward C. Bailey wrote:
> >>>>> "Felipe" == Felipe Alfaro Solana <felipe_alfaro at>
> >>>>> writes:
> Felipe> On Mon, 2003-11-24 at 22:54, Edward C. Bailey wrote:
> ...
> >> o Make it all package based
> Felipe> This is the one I prefer:
> ...
> >> Cons:
> >>
> >> - Way too many sections with way too little content in each one
> Felipe> I don't mind if the document is big: it's a digital document
> and I Felipe> can easily browse/search through it.
> That's not really the issue -- the issue is that it become more
> difficult for different kinds of people to find something given this
> kind of structure, particularly if you don't know what package(s) to
> look for.  We need an approach that works well for people that know
> what package they are interested in as well as for people that don't.


I think your intent to provide a meaningful document is admirable.  I do 
have to say though that in the past couple of years of subscribing to 
various red-hat email lists I can't remember a single instance of 
complaint about the release note format.  There may have been one but 
it's so rare ....... I can however,  remember countless times that 
posters have been criticized for not reading the notes for some problem 
that's clearly described there.  One possible conclusion is that you've 
done a better job than you're giving yourself credit for.

As I noted earlier I'm a happy camper as long it's an ASCII readable 
document I can kick up in "vi" and browse through as I do now.

Regards,  Mike Klinke

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