Write release notes for 4.5~rc1
I’m not sure this ticket is really a duplicate of #17303 (closed), but as far as I understood what we wanted to do, it shouldn’t be…
It was pointed out by my fellow RMs that we would need some help from technical writers for the 4.5~rc1 announcement (that we would usually just quickly copy/sed from the previous one, without involving you), as this release candidate contains a lot of important changes.
I’ve just pushed a
doc/changelog-4.5-rc1 branch with a draft changelog
entry (that I must confess I haven’t entirely proofread yet), so that
you can benefit from a head start on the release announcement writing
front. Feel free to let me know if you edit the changelog in that
branch, so that I can merge improvements/fixes back into the proper
branch(es) when I’m reaching the relevant point of the release process.
(Full disclosure: I wasn’t convinced what I had been doing with the
devel/@testing@ branches was right, so I need to do some more homework
before resuming the release process; hopefully having the changelog
around means you can start without me.)
Given the current status, I’m assuming images might be available during the European evening, so we might be looking at a publication somewhen Friday afternoon.