[openstack-dev] [all] audience for release notes

Brant Knudson blk at acm.org
Fri Feb 26 15:03:49 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:34 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>

> I've had a few conversations recently about "appropriate" content for
> release notes, so I thought it was worth starting a separate thread here
> to clarify.
> We have 3 potential audiences for release notes:
> 1. Developers consuming libraries or other code directly.
> 2. Deployers and operators.
> 3. End-users.
> We implemented reno for this cycle to replace the old wiki-based
> system for writing release notes for deployers, operators, and
> end-users. We have in-tree developer documentation for Developers. The
> two sets of documentation are meant for different purposes, so we need
> to think about what information we publish in each.
> As you are writing release notes using reno to be published under
> docs.openstack.org/releasenotes, please keep in mind the audience
> is *not* someone who is necessarily going to be looking at code or
> writing apps based on libraries we produce. Highlight information
> that deployers and operators will need, like changes to configuration
> options or service behaviors. Describe REST API changes that an
> end-user may need to know about.
python-keystoneclient doesn't provide config options, so there should never
be release notes for it. Probably best to disable releasenote generation
for most of the python-*client libraries.

-- Brant
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