The banner is indeed driven by RSS so we would lose that. Also push driven news persons
would not go regularly to GitHub to see if anything is new.
I forgot with who I was discussing that but we do miss a list of the releases and their
announcements. If the GitHub thing can be automated, that would be a nice complement to a
regular blog announcement. It would complement nicely the new blog infra as you could
reuse the same text and script that process.
On hosting distributions on GitHub, I still have a bitter taste when GitHub pulled the
plug on release hosting the last time around. I don’t think we should trust them on this
On 28 May 2015, at 04:47, Steve Ebersole <steve(a)hibernate.org>
At the moment we write release announcements using in.relation.to and then
announce in other mediums by posting that link. We all agree (more or
less) that the wiki editor and rendering on there leaves much to be desired.
Brett had mentioned a long time ago about GitHub and its release
capabilities and tonight I went back and looked at them again. I created a
more descriptive release announcement in GitHub then its default of just
using the tag message for this 5.0.0.CR1 release just to see how it worked
out. Here are the 2 links for comparison:
There are a few things to notice here. First, I think we can all agree
that the second looks considerably better. Also, there is a lot to be said
for these being closely available from the source repo.
Another thing to note is that the GitHub release has the ability to attach
random zips and tgz. I have not taken advantage of that as I felt bad
uploading our 62 and 97 Mb release bundles here just for a PoC. I do have
a task for myself post 5.0 to re-think how we build these release
bundles. But ultimately whether it makes sens to attach them here comes
down to whether we think SF and its FRS has any advantage. I think
download statistics will be the only discussion point there.
Anyway, moving forward I plan to move to this approach for release
The only sticky point is the sourcing for the banners on hibernate.org
What drives that? RSS?
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