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I think we should create a separate release notes page for each release, (Release Notes 1.9.4, Release notes 1.9.5, etc.). That would give the release notes for each release a permanent URL. Then we should use transclusion to make this page always include the latest release notes for each stable branch. This would also make it easier to start preparing release notes for future releases before the release actually happens.--Tim Hunt 23:45, 30 November 2008 (CST)

Thanks Tim, your suggestion has been implemented. Please feel free to make further edits or suggestions. --Helen Foster 04:58, 1 December 2008 (CST)

I think that it's very usefull to have a single page for (at least) all notes about one Moodle branch (for exemple : 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3...) And i don't think it will be easy to use transclusion mechanism to do that... or will have to change all heading levels. --Séverin Terrier 04:30, 1 December 2008 (CST)

Séverin, thanks for your comment. We could easily have a release notes page for each branch if you think it's necessary. I'll create a 1.9 page as soon as I have chance. --Helen Foster 04:58, 1 December 2008 (CST)
I've done some changes for 1.9 branch. Look and see if you think it could be good. Feel free to undo my changes otherwise. --Séverin Terrier 08:23, 1 December 2008 (CST)
Thanks a lot Séverin :-) I've followed your example and created 1.8, 1.7 and 1.6 branch pages. --Helen Foster 02:27, 2 December 2008 (CST)

Minor questions

Very interesting, I have not see the [[:pagename]] trick (transclusion mechanism?) before. Great suggestion Séverin.

  • Where is the 1.8 category link being generated from that I see at the bottom. I thought it was being carried forward via the "trick", but happened to go to the 1.9.3 page and saw a 1.9 category at the bottom and none on this page.
Discovered I have to be careful, clicked on the edit link for "security issues" under 1.8.7 and didn't notice that I jumped to another page when I deleted the 1.8 category. More to learn. I will slow down.
  • Roundtuit task?: Link to heading on another page that has other versions of 1.6, 1.7. To help those who are looking for past revisions of a Moodle version branch. I put in example for 1.8.7 heading
  • Helen and Séverin. I wonder if it would be easier in the long run to maintain a separate 1.9.3 page and use "the trick" to place it here, then we only need to change the trick to point to 1.9.4 at the right time. I do see details of security issues here which do no appear on for example 1.8.7 page. Since I am not a content provider on this page, I can let it go :)
    --Chris collman 05:59, 2 December 2008 (CST)
Hi Chris, re. the 1.8 category link, you'll notice it's been removed. Please see the Moodle 1.8.7 release notes history for how it was done ;-)
Re. revisions of a Moodle version branch, please note that Moodle 1.9 release notes lists all 1.9 releases and Moodle 1.8 release notes lists all 1.8 releases etc.
Re. maintaining separate pages, that's what we are doing ;-) e.g. Moodle 1.9.3 release notes. --Helen Foster 09:49, 3 December 2008 (CST)
Too much stuff on my plate. Thanks for the link, I somehow got confuzzeled by the reflection of marblehead in my morning mirror :)--Chris collman 14:05, 3 December 2008 (CST)

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