[all-commits] [llvm/llvm-project] 009048: Update the developer policy to mention release notes

Aaron Ballman via All-commits all-commits at lists.llvm.org
Wed Apr 20 08:36:51 PDT 2022

  Branch: refs/heads/main
  Home:   https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project
  Commit: 009048ab314fb70b3d6e406b99fc7309fafc7ec7
  Author: Aaron Ballman <aaron at aaronballman.com>
  Date:   2022-04-20 (Wed, 20 Apr 2022)

  Changed paths:
    M llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.rst

  Log Message:
  Update the developer policy to mention release notes

As a project, Clang has gotten negative public feedback about our lack
of communicating changes to users. There are comments on places like
Hacker News or Reddit where users have (rightfully) been confused as to
what changes happen in a given release, leading to misinformation like
Clang not adding support for C++20 features:

This documents the expectation that changes which impact users should
have release notes, and it's normal for code reviewers to ask an author
to add a release note for a given change.

This addresses: https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/issues/54965

RFC: https://discourse.llvm.org/t/rfc-update-developer-policy-on-release-notes/61856

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D123957

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