8.2.0 Release Notes

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 10:47:02 EDT 2008

Hi Eben,

I was thinking that this page http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Releases

is a short and sweet overview of all current release. It should answer 
questions like:
I saw a reference to 8.1.0 on a list, what is that?
I want to upgrade to the latest release, which one is current?

It should have
- status. e.g. Released, Under development, and maybe a more granular 
under development breakdown by Milestone one I get some milestones agreed.

- link to release notes

- Brief explanation of what/who it was designed for and why you may want 
to use it.

Then for more detail on each "Released" image you go to the release 
notes. For more detail on "under development" images you go to its 
working page (e.g. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/8.2.0). Then the working 
page can be retired and the release notes becomes the go to link for 
releases info once its released.

I hope that fits what you are suggesting. Let me know what you think.


Greg S

Eben Eliason wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:07 PM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Eben,
>> Thanks for the link, very useful!
>> FYI I have a Releases page at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Releases
> I saw this.  I'm wondering how it's meant to be differentiated from
> eg. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/8.2.0.  Perhaps we should merge the
> latter into the Releases page.  Perhaps instead we should make the
> Releases page an index (akin to Release_Notes) and then use pages eg.
> Releases/8.2.0 to detail each release from now on.  Perhaps we do that
> and also rename your current Releases page to Release_Status, and make
> sure we *only* put developer oriented status updates there, and
> reserve Releases for an index of all releases. Thoughts?
> - Eben

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