[plt-dev] Release Announcement for v4.2.5 -- 2nd call

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Apr 2 11:39:03 EDT 2010

This discussion is an instance of something I have an opinion on.

I think we should be more verbose in our release notes about what is
new and different. I feel like the desire to only mention really
visible changes is motivated by a focus on our educational users. We
already have a separate plt-edu announcement, so I don't see the need
to be tight lipped generally.


On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Carl Eastlund <carl.eastlund at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> While this was a very nice change to the contract library's internals
>> that cleans things up nicely, I don't think that it has enough
>> visibility to merit inclusion in the release emails.
>> Robby
> Possibly, but I'd be happy to see the release notes lend a little more
> visibility to something that may not have enough.  Writing new kinds
> of contracts is useful.  There are enough internal customers that we
> should no longer treat this as a purely behind-the-scenes thing that
> only PLTers are likely to care about.  Once 3-4 of us really start
> using something, probably there are at least 1-2 people outside
> already waiting for it, and more who'd use it if they knew about it.
> --Carl
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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