[libvirt] [PATCH 06/15] NEWS: Split old entries (2009)
Daniel P. Berrange
berrange at redhat.com
Wed Oct 14 12:20:10 UTC 2015
On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 12:58:58PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-10-14 at 11:39 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 10:25:35AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 10:36:02AM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > > > The changes for releases earlier than 0.7.1 were mostly lumped
> > > > together as opposed to being tidly organized with one change per
> > > > line, like we have done from that point onwards.
> > > >
> > > > As a result, they look awful in the HTML version and don't work
> > > > too well in the plain text version either.
> > > >
> > > > Luckily, except for the very first releases, the information is
> > > > still very detailed, so it's enough to organize it properly.
> > > > ---
> > > > docs/news.html.in | 1232 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
> > > > --------------
> > > > 1 file changed, 677 insertions(+), 555 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > I wonder, do we really want the news.html file growing without
> > > bound. Might a better approach be to start a new news.html.in
> > > file in January of each year. Then we can just split up the
> > > current file one for year past year.
> > Or rather, always put the current year's news into news.html.in
> > but at the start of each year, archive the previous year's news
> > into news-$LASTYEAR.html.in. That ways news.html.in always
> > points to current news.
> Would that apply to the plain text version as well?
> That would mean having an additional 14 NEWS-* files
> in the release tarball, with one more to be added in
> just a few months.
I think it would be sufficient to have a single NEWS file that just
contains the current year, and a link to the website for older
NEWS. As you point out, the NEWS file has been broken for years
and no one complained, so I doubt anyone would ever read the
additional NEWS-$YEAR files if we created them :-)
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