[openstack-dev] [all] Do we need release announcements for all the things?

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Fri Mar 13 19:09:40 UTC 2015

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On 03/12/2015 09:22 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> I spend a not-insignificant amount of time deciding which threads
> to read and which to fully ignore each day, so extra threads mean
> extra work, even with a streamlined workflow of
> single-key-press-per-thread.
> So I'm wondering what people are getting from these announcements
> being on the discussion list. I feel like they'd be better off in a
> weekly digest, on a web page somewhere, or perhaps with a tag that
> could be filtered out for those that don't benefit from them.

So here is what I personally get from those announcements:

- - since I'm a stable maintainer, when a gate failure occurs, we
usually have a habit of checking whether there were any recent library
releases. So I go to the list and check recent announcements.
Sometimes it becomes obvious to understand what's the coolprit, since
they contain not only version numbers, but also brief changelogs.
Sometimes announcement transforms into a thread if something goes
wrong due to release. So it's a good place to discuss any gate issues.

- - since I'm an oslo liaison for neutron, I find it extremely helpful
to track which new features are coming into the libraries, or when it
comes to a new library, I consider the official announcement as a sign
that now we're ok with consuming its releases.

For the 2nd case, weekly digest would also work. For the 1st one, not
at all.

PS: I am not subscribed to announce list. Though I am ok to do so if
we push announcements there. (Do we have a way to *discuss* releases
there though?)

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