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Re: Minor glitches with `announce-gen'

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Minor glitches with `announce-gen'
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:19:17 +0200

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) wrote:
> The `NEWS' parsing routine in `announce-gen' seems to be over-specified
> in that it expects lines introducing a new version to match
> "\* (?:Noteworthy|Major) change".  AFAICS, this is not too common practice
> among GNU packages: GnuTLS uses "* Version X.Y.Z (released YYYY-MM-DD)",

Yep.  I wrote it merely to be general enough to handle what's
in the coreutils NEWS file.

> Guile uses "Changes in X.Y.Z (since X.Y.(Z-1)):", lightning uses "NEWS
> FROM VERSION X.Y TO X.(Y+1)", etc.
> It'd be nice to either allow a regexp to be passed on the command-line

Yes, adding a command line option for that would be nice.
Do you want to write the patch?

> or to update the "NEWS File" section of the GCS to recommend a specific
> format.
> Besides, the "Subject" line of the announcement could be made more
> human-readable by using the real package name rather than its system
> name, e.g., "GNU Hello X.Y released" instead of "hello-X.Y released".
> (End of gratuitous nitpicking.  ;-))

No problem with nitpicking, here :-)

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