I guess this is the latest in a string of “I don’t know about this blog thing but I’ll give it a try anyways” posts.
Now that I’ve just rejoined the release engineering team, I’m wondering if saying something about RE activities might be somewhat useful. Of course this all comes at a time when our next pending release (5.5) is on the launchpad, so I’m not sure what there is to say about it. (We’re waiting for some final details before sending the announcement out, but the bits are finalized, absent some huge catastrophe.)
We really need to write a new release announcement from scratch. We’ve been using basically the same text since around 4.2-RELEASE, probably much longer than that. kensmith joked that maybe this should be a requirement for a dot-oh release…I think maybe this isn’t a bad idea. And the time to write it is at the start of the release cycle, not at the end when we’re tired and rushing around to finish things up.