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How are we doing on release notes?

Updated: March 28th, 2014

If you are reading this article, then you read docs ... thanks! Last year, we updated our processes related to weekly stack updates and release notes. You might have noticed we are:

  • Working toward a regular cadence (Tuesdays, early p.m. Pacific time) for stack releases.
  • Updating our release notes format. We include the color-coded action (green means no extra action required from you; red means you might have some extra work with this cookbook release).
  • Listening to you about the release notes - including enough information so you can assess the risks before you click the Upgrade button.
  • Encouraging customers to subscribe to the release notes, so you can receive the word in case we need to release a hot fix. (If you are interested in learning about upcoming releases, you should subscribe to this forum.)
  • Considering what more we need to do to help you manage your risks (with Upgrade and Apply especially).

So ... Have these changes helped? Is there something more we need to do?

  • If the changes have helped, please +1 by clicking the Me too! button below.

  • If you have more documentation related suggestions, please add a comment below.


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    Petteri Räty

    It would be useful if logging in took you back to the page where you started the process.

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    Keri Meredith

    Hi Petteri, do you mean logging in to support.cloud.engineyard.com? kjm

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    Petteri Räty

    Yeah whenever you want to do an action related to documentation and are not logged in, it's rather annoying.

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    Keri Meredith

    OK yes, I understand what you mean. I see that this feature request has been logged, too. I just added my vote and comment to the internal issue to bump it. Thanks! kjm

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    Keri Meredith

    Hi Petteri, I forgot to report that this issue has been resolved. Did you notice? :) 

    thanks, kjm

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    Keri Meredith

    Note that we are changing our weekly target release day to Thursdays.

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    Varsity Tutors

    really like the release notes. One suggestion, link the latest release notes into the dashboard (like you do security updates etc). 

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    Keri Meredith

    Hi Doug, thanks so much for the nice feedback! We work hard to keep you informed with the release notes. (We love release notes subscribers! :)

    Also thanks for the suggestion on adding links to the dashboard. We have a couple things in the works related to this ... I will check to see how we are progressing and let you know here. (We get it that sometimes an email subscription won't suit you.) kjm

    P.S. to any reader not yet subscribing to the release notes. You can click the Subscribe link in the upper right on this page: https://support.cloud.engineyard.com/forums/20596142-Engine-Yard-Release-Notes to get all the advanced notice and actual release notes. Or read this article for more info.

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    Keri Meredith

    Due to popular demand, we are changing our target release days back to Tuesdays. kjm

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