"What's New" for 3.0

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Jan 22 10:35:06 EST 2018


A reminder of what we (I think it was a collaboration between Cristian Marchi and Christian Stimming) did last time: https://www.gnucash.org/2.6-release-tour.phtml <https://www.gnucash.org/2.6-release-tour.phtml>.

As a stand-alone page IMO it can stay up forever; it becomes part of history along with the release notices that included a link to it.

We might consider a block/banner of some sort on the home page announcing the new major version with a pointer to the “what’s new” page. *That* should get removed after 6 months (2 minor releases) or so.

John Ralls

> On Jan 22, 2018, at 2:38 AM, David T. <sunfish62 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> John,
> I agree that the website would be a better place to promote this new report as well as other changes. Of course, there is already a News page that gathers the release notes for users, but perhaps with the Big Jump it would be preferable to have a special top-level page added. It would be nice if there were some kind of “freshness dating” for this, so that it isn’t still up on display in 2021…
> David T.
>> On Jan 22, 2018, at 7:16 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> It's about time to think about the side stuff that goes with a major release. Chris Lam has offered a PR (https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash-docs/pull/106) documenting his substantial enhancements to the Transaction Report and included a bunch of "NEW! in 3.0" bullets. Given the way documentation is(n't) maintained I think it wise not to bury something like that in a chapter, and besides we need a summary document explaining everything that's changed between 2.6 and 3.0.
>> We had until the 2.6.14 docs a "What's New section in the Guide's overview chapter that had last been updated for Version 2.2. It obviously turned into an embarrassing example of how we keep such things up-to-date. I don't think we should do it again.
>> How about a "What's New in 3.0" page on the website? If we go with that, what's the best way to collaborate in building it?
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
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