It's that time of the half-year again; we're about a month from the
current planned date for Fedora 29 final release, and it's time to start
banging out release notes.
Anyone who wants to contribute should start here:
1. Pick one or more issues that have "F29" in the title.
2. Open each issue you picked, and click the Take button on the right to
claim it. (If you claim an issue but later find out you don't have time
to write about it, remove yourself from the issue ASAP so others can see
it's free and take it!)
3. Find some information about the issue. A lot of them have plenty of
info in them already; if not, find out who's responsible for the change,
and talk to them on IRC or via mail. Of course it's always better if you
try to do research before you ask questions.
4. Write a release note about the issue. If you're not sure how exactly
a release note looks, check out some of the previous releases for
inspiration. We don't want any long, overly technical texts, the release
notes are meant to highlight changes, not tell people how to use something.
5. Now the workflow diverges based on your permissions and technical skills:
5a. If you know how to use git and asciidoc, we'd appreciate if you
wrote up the release note and sent a pull request against the main repo,
branch "f29". Note that we have a different directory structure for this
release; your contributions should go into one of the files in
"modules/release-notes/pages/". Use the "build.sh" and
scripts in the repository root to preview your changes locally; see the
repository README for specific instructions. If you can't see the
section where you added your contributions at all, make sure it's
included in "modules/release-notes/nav.adoc".
5b. If the above sounds like gibberish to you, it's fine: just add a
comment with your text into the issue, and ping me on IRC or through
e-mail; I'll mark it up for you and make sure your contribution appears
in the final document.
If anyone has any questions, go ahead and ask. The current schedule
shows the preferred final release target at October 23, giving us about
a month and a half. Don't count on the release date slipping :).
Petr Bokoč (pbokoc)
Senior Technical Writer
Community Platform Engineering
Red Hat Czech, s. r. o.
612 45 Brno, Czech Republic