[openstack-dev] Thoughts on ReleaseNoteImpact git commit message tag

Jay Bryant jsbryant at electronicjungle.net
Thu Jul 9 01:43:26 UTC 2015

This question has come up several times for Cinder. I personally think it
would be a good thing to add to help avoid things getting missed for
release notes. It does have the drawback of effecting cherry picks but that
doesn't seem like a huge problem.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 11:46 AM Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>

> Soren Hansen wrote:
> > Putting release notes in the git repo so that they simply will get
> > merged along with the corresponding code seems like a no-brainer. What
> > am I missing?
> For stable branches it prevents us from just backporting master changes
> using straight cherry-picks.
> For example you want to tweak the stable release notes for every CVE you
> end up fixing post-release in the stable branch. You have a master fix
> that happens to update the master release notes. Cherry-picking that
> will not cover your stable release notes, so you'll have to alter the
> fix to drop the master release note change and add a stable release note
> change.
> Doesn't mean it's not an option, but it adds pain compared to the
> current situation.
> --
> Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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