Re: Release Notes

Subject: Re: Release Notes
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 08:55:29 -0500

Does anyone have or know of an 'official?' definition of what release notes
are or what they should contain?
I'm asking 'cos I have a project manager insisting that I must include
details of new functionality which doesn't exist and isn't likely to for a
while. I think that this should be a marketing document.

Gav Ireland MISTC
Technical Author

If a particular functionality was promised by marketing, hyped by sales, and heavily promoted by senior management, yes, the release note would be a very good place to detail the functionality and state, categorically, that it is not present.

I have seen this in another company I worked for and it was the only face-saving way the company could dig itself out of their own hole.

It was a matter of insert both feet in your mouth, draw a .45 and shoot your self in the head (thereby ensuring that you shot both feet).



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