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Minor glitches with `announce-gen'

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Minor glitches with `announce-gen'
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:20:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)


The `NEWS' parsing routine in `announce-gen' seems to be over-specified
in that it expects lines introducing a new version to match
"\* (?:Noteworthy|Major) change".  AFAICS, this is not too common practice
among GNU packages: GnuTLS uses "* Version X.Y.Z (released YYYY-MM-DD)",
Guile uses "Changes in X.Y.Z (since X.Y.(Z-1)):", lightning uses "NEWS
FROM VERSION X.Y TO X.(Y+1)", etc.

It'd be nice to either allow a regexp to be passed on the command-line
or to update the "NEWS File" section of the GCS to recommend a specific

Besides, the "Subject" line of the announcement could be made more
human-readable by using the real package name rather than its system
name, e.g., "GNU Hello X.Y released" instead of "hello-X.Y released".

(End of gratuitous nitpicking.  ;-))


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