Bug 252980 - relnotes.html is outdated
Summary: relnotes.html is outdated
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
URL: https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes.html
Keywords:
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2021-01-24 15:39 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2021-04-20 03:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Screenshot of part of the page as it currently appears (196.68 KB, image/png)
2021-02-11 03:50 UTC, Graham Perrin
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Description Graham Perrin 2021-01-24 15:39:30 UTC
The current edition of the page has 12.0R under FreeBSD-CURRENT … and so on. 

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/ shows that 12.0 was released (no longer -CURRENT) in 2018.
Comment 2 Li-Wen Hsu freebsd_committer 2021-02-07 05:00:57 UTC
Page updated, but content of the links need more work.
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2021-02-07 07:05:57 UTC
Thanks, so the style of URL is changing? 

For example: 

<https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/relnotes/> is found; <https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/12-STABLE/relnotes/> is not (yet).
Comment 4 Graham Perrin 2021-02-11 03:50:26 UTC
Created attachment 222356 [details]
Screenshot of part of the page as it currently appears

(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #3)

From a comment in IRC: 

> … there has NEVER been release notes for STABLE.

Clarification
=============

My comment #3 was with reference to the page as it currently appears 
(captured: <https://archive.vn/RMKNe>), which, amongst other things: 

* refers to <https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/..releases/> 
  (not found) for RELEASE notes

* uses the phrase 'STABLE Release'

* refers to <https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/12-STABLE/relnotes/> 
  (not found). 

Thoughts
========

If relnotes.html – the primary link at <https://www.freebsd.org/releases/> – is a maintenance burden, and if its intended content already appears elsewhere: 

* maybe relnotes.html should be removed (with a 
  corresponding edition to <https://www.freebsd.org/releases/>).