[openstack-dev] [all][release] Release announcements

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Nov 2 17:21:11 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Thierry Carrez's message of 2016-11-02 17:33:51 +0100:
> Hi everyone,
> In Barcelona the release team has been discussing how to improve release
> announcements. Posting them on openstack-dev (for libs) and
> openstack-announce (for main services) has proven to be pretty noisy,
> especially for projects which publish lots of components, like OpenStack
> Puppet or OpenStack Ansible. This actively discouraged people to follow
> openstack-announce, which was really not the goal.
> At the same time, we can't just stop making announcements. Some people
> (especially on the downstream side) still want to receive release
> announces. And we still want to archive a trace of the release and
> provide a starting point for discussing immediate issues on a given
> release, especially for libraries.
> The proposed solution is to create a specific mailing-list for OpenStack
> release announcements (proposed name is "release-announces") where we'd

How about either "release-announce" or "release-announcements"?

> post the automated release announcements. Only the release bot and
> release managers would be able to post to it. The "reply-to" field would
> be set to openstack-dev, in case someone wanted to start a thread about
> a given release. By default, it would be set to send in daily digest
> mode, to reduce noise and encourage people to subscribe to it.
> The -announce list would get back to low-noise, and be limited to
> highly-important announcements (one email for the final release, emails
> about events, elections...).
> Please let us know if you have comments or questions. We'll start
> implementing this plan next week if no objection is raised.

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