Thank you for recently publishing the plethora of release notes in #plugins:plugin-release! It’s going to take me a while to process all those.
This discussion regards the practice of locking release topics, and nothing more; I just wanted to discuss it and some options.
Each topic pointers directing folks on how to interact, which is ; they are all actually informative README docs for those plugins!
I think it sends a mixed signal when so many topics are added, but are closed, not allowing easy discussion (and showing a bunch of lock icons down the page). And yet, with so many done at once I imagine there is a specific reason for the status of the topics. I would offer to reconsider, as from my novice perspective, it seems discouraging to discuss.
Another approach might be to create a digest of changes made, and consolidating them into a single topic. Two formats I’ve seen that were easy to parse, despite having a lot of information:
- GravityWiz weekly blog posts (ex. Gravity Wiz Weekly #141 - Gravity Wiz), where the changelog is at the end
- Discourse release notes (ex. https://meta.discourse.org/t/2-9-0-beta3-pasting-gifs-new-category-page-style-muted-category-improvements-and-more/221675?u=maiki), where they lead with the big features, follow-up with detailed changelog for plugins
This is a general discussion, otherwise I would have send it privately. I hope more plugin developers will follow the example of @azurecurve in sharing their updates with us here! Thanks!