Ticket #9922 (new enhancement)
Add release notes and VERSION.txt to SAGE_ROOT
|Reported by:||jhpalmieri||Owned by:||tbd|
|Cc:||leif, mvngu||Work issues:|
Description (last modified by jhpalmieri) (diff)
leif suggested at #9433 that we add two files to SAGE_ROOT:
- a file containing release notes
- a file VERSION.txt containing the version number
Perhaps the release notes could be produced using mvngu's rnotes script (also available at http://bitbucket.org/mvngu/rnotes/. We could in fact (with his permission) include that script with Sage, and then run it as part of the sage-sdist script. It might be better to not automate its creation, though.
The file VERSION.txt could at the very least just read from devel/sage/sage/version.py. Should it contain just the version number and the date? Whether it's a source or binary distribution? Whether it's been upgraded from an earlier version?