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Re: one summary to rule them all



Jonathan Roberts wrote:
Hey,

* Working out a single canonical location from amongst the several
  - Releases/#/ReleaseSummary
  - Docs/Beats/OverView
Ummm...what's the difference between these two anyway? Is it possible to
put an end to one of them?
The OverView is the one that appears in the release notes.

But you have hit the proverbial nail; we want to make them the same
thing, really, to reduce work and increase consistency.

OK, I've just taken a quick look at this and it seems like the content
in each of these is actually quite different :S While they're covering
the same material, the ReleaseSummary has got more images etc, along
with longer descriptions and more links. If you were wanting to use one
source for the Release Notes as well, would the images and extra links
need stripping out?

As the person behind both of these documents, let me note that release notes overview was meant to be more technical while the release summary was born out of an earlier effort to do press releases via the community. Also due to general lack of contributions (even though Jonathan Roberts and others did help for Fedora 8), the time taken to write a proper release summary was almost an entire night last time and that too way later than the release notes string freeze.

We need to decide whether the overview in release notes can be the kind of content that release summary currently is. If that is preferred, let me know and I will do that from Fedora 9 onwards. I wouldn't mind more people helping out either.

Rahul


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