[Python-Dev] Split Misc/NEWS into individual files

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Sat Feb 25 02:40:00 EST 2017

On 02/22/2017 08:26 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
> On 2/22/17 7:27 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:
>> OpenStack happily fixed this issue one or two years ago with "reno":
>> https://pypi.python.org/pypi/reno
>> [...]
>> What do you think of the overall idea?
> I'm for it. I'd be interested in hearing what current and former 
> release managers say.

I'm for it too.  Fixing up Misc/NEWS is probably the trickiest and most 
error-prone part of cutting a release.

We've discussed this before, somewhere on bpo though I don't have the 
issue no. handy.  I actually wrote a tool specifically to solve this 
problem at the time:


Obviously it's out of date as it's designed to work with Mercurial. I 
don't know how such a tool would be integrated into a Git-based workflow.

While I'm sure we can learn a lot by examining "reno", my suspicion is 
we'll want our own custom tool.  I don't think the hard part is writing 
the tool--the hard part is figuring out what we want and how it should 
be integrated into our workflow.  Actually writing such a tool is easy 
and fun, and I'm sure our community would fall all over themselves to 
write it if asked.  In fact, I'll kind of pre-volunteer to write it 
right now, as long as I can write it in Python 3 ;-)

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