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Re: HTML-formatted NEWS for Emacs 29

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: HTML-formatted NEWS for Emacs 29
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2023 22:02:12 +0300

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2023 11:49:35 -0700
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > We never had HTML-formatted NEWS file on the Emacs Web page.  There
> > are no procedures to produce one that I'm aware of (at least the
> > procedure for releasing Emacs, documented in admin/make-tarball.txt,
> > doesn't mention that, it only says to copy the NEWS file itself to the
> > "webpages" CVS repository, which is then uploaded to the Web server).
> >
> > According to CVS log, NEWS.28.html was added by Stefan Kangas (CC'ed).
> > If Stefan can share the procedure he used to generate that file, and
> > if that procedure is practical enough to be added to make-tarball.txt,
> > we will follow it from now on.  Alternatively, if Someone wants to
> > volunteer to prepare such a file, I will upload it.
> >
> > (The existing NEWS file for Emacs 29.1, linked from the Emacs Web
> > page, is not an Org file, it is the same NEWS file included in the
> > Emacs distribution and available in the Git repository.)
> The code is already on the emacs-29 branch.  Here are the instructions:
>     ./src/emacs -l admin/admin.el -f make-news-html-file
>     mv etc/NEWS.XX.Y.html $EMACS_WEBROOT/news
>     cvs commit -m "Update NEWS.XX.Y.html" news/NEWS.XX.Y.html
> Please see `make-news-html-file' in admin/admin.el for more details.
> If it is considered useful, we could indeed consider adding these
> instructions to admin/make-tarball.txt.

Yes, I think we should.

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