Hi Package Maintainers
As I am sure you are aware, the ROS 2 Humble Hawksbill release is a week away. After a few discussions with the ROS Boss and a few others at Open Robotics we decided that we want to do this release a little bit differently. Usually during a release we just update the relevant ROS 2 repositories, post the release notes to Discourse, and call it a day. For this release we want to have the community play a bigger part in the release process, and be more vocal about what features they are shipping in Humble. Instead of just posting the release notes for the core ROS libraries, we also want to have the release post highlight all of the packages that make ROS such a wonderful community.
If you are a package maintainer and you plan to have your Humble release ready for release day, or soon thereafter, we would love it if you could put together a brief set of release notes about your package. Our end goal is for the Humble release post to showcase not just the core ROS features, but also the recent updates for the whole ROS community. We want to show the world why it is time to switch to ROS 2, and why Humble is the best ROS distro yet.
A good set of release notes should include:
- A brief description of your package and what it does.
- The new features, improvements, and bug-fixes in your package.
- A list of the people who made your Humble release possible
- Action shots of your package doing its thing, or any other recent accomplishments you are proud of.
Once you have your post ready, just wait for the main Humble release announcement here on Discourse (hopefully it should happen before 5pm PST on Monday, 5/23). Our hope is that over the course of the next few days we create a single thread that outlines all of the packages that are currently available in Humble. Discourse is very markdown friendly so you should be able to re-use these release notes in your package’s readme file, documentation, and homepage. We’re hoping the main result is one big long thread that summarizes all the amazing new features available in ROS 2 Humble Hawksbill.