On Fri, 1 Apr 2016 at 14:03 Donald Stufft <donald.stufft@gmail.com> wrote:

On Apr 1, 2016, at 4:59 PM, Brett Cannon <brett@python.org> wrote:

As for Misc/NEWS, we could stick with the plan of moving to a file-based solution but have external contributors actually write the NEWS entry. Core devs could then request any rewrite they have for the entry which wouldn't be a huge burden thanks to GitHub's in-browser editor. We could even go as far as having a Misc/NEWS status check that flags when there is no Misc/NEWS entry (that may be an issue, though, if in the future we choose to have commits be blocked by failing status checks; won't happen until our test suite is not flaky, though).

https://warehouse.python.org/project/towncrier/ Might be useful.

It's mentioned in the PEP: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0512/#how-to-handle-the-misc-news-file .