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

gordon chung gord at live.ca
Wed Nov 2 22:06:59 UTC 2016

On 02/11/16 03:39 PM, Emilien Macchi wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 12:33 PM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> sorry for that ;-)

lol, ttx named names. i also blame Emilien.

>> 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
>> 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.
> Excellent idea!

i'm ok with release-announce tag as others suggested. i like the 
reply-to field idea as well.



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