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Re: Suggestion: linkify revnums and issues in the CHANGES file

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:13:59 +0200

On Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 22:23 Branko Čibej, <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:

> On 13.09.2018 13:08, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > On 13.09.2018 13:01, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> >> It should not be too hard to automate the process. The release.py
> >> script already has some commands which spit out HTML snippets for
> >> the news pages so it might as well be parsing CHANGES and produce
> >> HTML we can paste into the website.
> > +1. I have a bit of time tonight to have a go at the scripting.
> r1840861 is a very simple first attempt that only does regular
> expression replacement. In particular, here are some things it can't do:
> * Convert issue numbers that aren't decorated with a '#' — there are a
> number of places where in a list of issues only the first number
> starts with #, but others don't.
> * Detect revision numbers that don't start with an 'r'. In some places
> the 'r' is missing, but especially in early entries we write
> 'revision X' instead of 'rX'.
> * Understand fancy revision number range shorthands, e.g., 'r1704854,
> -88'.
> * Convert old, pre-ASF revision numbers to links in the ASF
> repository. This is a direct result of doing simple string
> replacements instead of trying to interpret the string contents.
> Some of these issues can be solved by editing the CHANGES file to add
> the missing 'r' and '#' decorations. Adding a regular expression that
> detects 'revision X' is simple. Automagically converting pre-ASF
> revision numbers will require a different approach to the conversion, at
> least for revision numbers.

Oh, the script also doesn't html-escape the rest of the text, but that
doesn't seem to matter for now.
Received on 2018-09-14 12:14:23 CEST

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