Tim Peters wrote:
My experience disagrees, and I gave a specific example from just the last day. High-level coverage of the important bits is served (and served well) by Andrew's "What's New in Python" doc. (Although I'll note that when I did releases, I tried to sort section contents in NEWS, to put the more important items at the top.)
I long ago stopped reading the NEWS file, because it is just too much text. However, if it is desirable to list any change in the NEWS file, I'm willing to comply.