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Re: Slight typographical improvements to README-release

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Slight typographical improvements to README-release
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 16:49:58 +0200

Reuben Thomas wrote:
> On 29 May 2012 10:24, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Thanks, inserting newlines is fine, but I'd rather avoid the non-ascii 
>> arrows.
> Really? I find UTF-8 to be a great boon precisely for making plain
> text more legible.

That arrow is not legible using the (small) fonts I use.
It looks too much like a long hyphen.

>> BTW, there is a "Submit News" button on a project's front page.
>> (at least when the NEWS feature is enabled)
> Ah, sorry.
> I'd rather not start adding footnotes; consider rather whether you can
> either omit the section on how to enable news as out of scope for
> README-release? I fear that a footnote will in a few years get out of
> sync with Savannah, and it's not hard to work out how to enable news.

Back when I first had to do it, I found it to be annoying enough
to deserve those instructions.

> (Maybe suggest to Savannah that they enable it by default on new
> projects?)

Ok.  I've Cc'd Michael and savannah-hackers-public for that.

Hi Michael,
[This is discussing the release-related process we document
in gnulib's README-release:


What do you think about enabling Savannah's "News" feature by default?

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