As mentioned in the 21.11 Retrospective, release notes were fairly neglected. Generally it fell on a release manager to do release notes, but all of the release managers were per-occupied with ZHF, heated RFC 98 discussion, and their personal lives.
- Disorganized: didn’t seem to be much a logical ordering to release notes. Maybe have categories for related technologies?
- Lack of prioritization: Highlights, which aren’t highlights. Hard for users to “find relevant” items.
- Release editor Role (21.11 retrospective): In addition to having a release manager, we could also have a release editor; solely focused on making release notes easier to digest.
- Also, a different (non-technical) skillset. May be a good position for someone who wants to be involved with NixOS (or FOSS), but doesn’t want to focus on technical issues.
I was curious how others felt about broadening the release related roles. Or if there’s other potential solutions.