[hibernate-dev] Release announcements

Emmanuel Bernard emmanuel at hibernate.org
Thu May 28 09:07:11 EDT 2015

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 one.


> On 28 May 2015, at 04:47, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> 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:
> * http://in.relation.to/Bloggers/HibernateORM500CR1Release
> * https://github.com/hibernate/hibernate-orm/releases/tag/5.0.0.CR1
> 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[1].  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
> announcements.
> The only sticky point is the sourcing for the banners on hibernate.org.
> What drives that?  RSS?
> Thoughts?
> [1] https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-9828
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