Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [tripleo] Release notes in

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM, Emilien Macchi <[email protected]> wrote:
> Greetings,
> OpenStack has been using reno [1] to manage release notes for a while
> now and it has been proven to be super useful.
> Puppet OpenStack project adopted it in Mitaka and since then we loved it.
> The path to use reno in a project is not that simple. People need to
> get used of adding a release note every time they submit a patch that
> fix a bug or add a new feature. This thing takes time and will require
> some involvement from the team.
> Though the benefits are really here:
> - our users will understand what new features we have developed
> - our users will learn deprecations.
> - developers will have a way to communicate with non-devs, expressing
> the work done in TripleO (eg: to product managers, etc).
> This is an example of a release note:
> And the output:
> So here's a plan proposal:
> 1) Emilien to add all CI jobs and required bits to have reno in
> TripleO (already done for python-tripleoclient). I'm doing the rest of
> the projects this week.

I forgot to mention which projects we would target for Ocata:
- python-tripleoclient
- puppet-tripleo
- tripleo-common
- tripleo-heat-templates
- tripleo-puppet-elements
- tr...

- tripleo-validations
- tripleo-quickstart and tripleo-quickstart-extras

> 2) Emilien with the team (please ping me if you volunteer to help) to
> write Ocata release notes before the release (we have ~ one month).
> 3) Once 1) is done, I would ask to the team to use it.
> Regarding 3), here are some thoughts:
> During pike-1 and pike-2:
> I wouldn't -1 a patch that does't have a release note, but rather
> comment and give some guidance to the committer and ask if it's
> something doable. Otherwise, proposing a patch on top of it with the
> release note. That way, we don't force people to use it immediately,
> but instead giving them some guidance on why and how to use it,
> directly in the review.
> During pike-3:
> Start -1 patches which don't have a release note. I think 3 or 4
> months is fair to learn how to use reno (it takes less than 5 min to
> create a good release note).
> Any feedback is highly welcome, let's make TripleO releases better!
> Thanks,
> [1]
> --
> Emilien Macchi

Emilien Macchi

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