[Pharo-dev] Release mails and update summary
marcus.denker at inria.fr
Wed Oct 23 05:05:16 EDT 2013
On 23 Oct 2013, at 10:54, Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de> wrote:
> "Pharo launcher"  has the ability to download and run images. It really
> helps avoiding chaos on the hard disk and I can only recommend to others
> to give it a try.
> One nice side effect is that one can download actual images depending
> on image number (update version). As we have seen this is also very
> helpful when hunting bugs that are introduced by new updates, see 
> Together with the release mails and its references to issues in the issue
> tracker one can easily reproduce each build. But one always has to look into the
> mail archive to get infos about the updates.
> Dont know how the release mails are written by integrators (manual or
> automagically with a tool) but it looks like we switch to GitHub commit mails
> these days .
> IMHO it would also be helpful if we would have a single "Summary page"
> on Pharo.org or directly under "updates.pharo.org" with a complete list
> of all the updates:
> Pharo 3.0
> - 30516
> - 30515
> - ...
> Pharo 2.0
> - 20624
> - 20623
> - ...
> and when clicking the update/version numbers one can get detailed infos about the update
> and the corresponding links to issue tracker.
> Maybe the info is there in a format that can accessed also from within Pharo for future
> release management tools.
> One possible way would be by having each FogBugz issue assigned an update number when
> a fix get integrated and maybe such a summary page can be generated directly from the
> issue tracker. Is this already existing or planned?
> Any comments?
do it. The problem is that not everything that would be nice can be done just because the day
has just 24 hours.
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