Bug 253338 - Announcement e-mail missing the most important thing: link to in-progress release notes
Summary: Announcement e-mail missing the most important thing: link to in-progress rel...
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2021-02-08 07:10 UTC by cedric
Modified: 2021-02-13 21:24 UTC (History)
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Description cedric 2021-02-08 07:10:46 UTC
I'm finally opening a bug because this annoyed me (and I'm sure a lot of people) for a long time.

FreeBSD releases announcements like this one:

https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2021-February/093047.html

Gets re-posted at a lot of places, like for example here:

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-13.0-BETA1

These announcements are very long and verbose, with lines and lines of hashes, but lack the most important part: a link to the release notes.

The message does says:

> Please note, the release notes page is not yet complete, and will be
> updated on an ongoing basis as the 13.0-RELEASE cycle progresses.

But please indicate where the damn "release notes page" is!

I've used FreeBSD for over 20 years and I find these announcements frustrating.

I think right after "The first BETA build of the 13.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available.", a new line:

"Work in progress release notes are available here: https://xxxxx"

Should be added.

Thanks you for your work.
Comment 1 Graham Perrin 2021-02-10 01:13:27 UTC
(In reply to cedric from comment #0)

> please indicate where the damn "release notes page" is!

For now, see bug 252980 comment 1 and the subsequent comments. 

Please change the product of this bug from 'Base System' to 'Documentation'. 

Thank you.
Comment 2 Glen Barber freebsd_committer 2021-02-10 02:07:25 UTC
The 13.0 release notes page exists, but is content-less.

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/13.0R/relnotes/

Please bear with us while we catch up with the ASCIIDoctor/Hugo migration.