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Re: time for another attempt at a 0.7.0 release?
Chris Burroughs 2011-11-04, 01:53
An example.

On 10/31/2011 10:57 PM, Chris Burroughs wrote:
> Similar information, but different audience.  This is about summarising
> only what has changed and is operational relevant (special pre/post
> upgrade procedure or in this case upgrade order) in plain language.
> Think of the experience when you are downloading a tarball, not people
> who write code/wikis/tickets/and are already subscribed to every mailing
> lists.  Or alternative imagine a succesful future where people use Kafka
> without being experts (a la httpd or mysql) but still need to understand
> what's changing from one version to the next.
>
> On 10/31/2011 10:25 PM, Neha Narkhede wrote:
>> Chris,
>>
>> This is a good suggestion. I think it is not too different from the
>> release notes we have -
>> http://people.apache.org/~nehanarkhede/kafka-0.7.0-incubating-candidate-5/RELEASE-NOTES.html
>>
>> All details about the compression feature can be found in the wiki,
>> which the release notes points to in the 1st section. Al though, maybe
>> you are suggesting moving the "Features" section to the beginning of
>> the release notes ?
>>
>> As for getting the word out about compression, I was thinking about
>> writing a blog post on it. Does that address the concern you are
>> raising ?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Neha
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Chris Burroughs
>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> On 10/31/2011 06:55 PM, Neha Narkhede wrote:
>>>> Chris, please could you elaborate a little more on this ? I think if
>>>> this is a small change, we can cut the RC today.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I think we ought to include a NEWS file for users upgading from a
>>> previous version.  Projects varry in how they do this, some examples:
>>>  - http://rsync.samba.org/ftp/rsync/src/rsync-3.0.9-NEWS
>>>  - http://www.pcre.org/news.txt
>>>  - http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/couchdb/tags/1.1.0/NEWS?view=markup
>>>  -
>>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/cassandra/tags/cassandra-1.0.1/NEWS.txt?revision=1195406&view=markup
>>>
>>> I like Cassandra's example with "here are the bigest new features" and
>>> "things you need to know when upgrading".  I think some of the others
>>> function more as change logs, which isn't what I'm after.
>>>
>>> So for example, in this case we should point out that the wire format
>>> has changed, their is a super cool compression feature, and you have to
>>> upgrade the consumers, brokers, producers in that order.  Anything else?
>>>
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