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

Davanum Srinivas davanum at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 17:28:36 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> 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"?

slightly prefer "release-announce" over "release-announcements" to be
in line with openstack-announce


>> 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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