[master] 7912194 Add release note draft
phk at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 15 07:21:08 CEST 2016
Author: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at FreeBSD.org>
Date: Wed Sep 14 13:20:41 2016 +0000
Add release note draft
diff --git a/doc/sphinx/whats-new/index.rst b/doc/sphinx/whats-new/index.rst
index 68d076f..1d2c41c 100644
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ Varnish 5.0
diff --git a/doc/sphinx/whats-new/relnote-5.0.rst b/doc/sphinx/whats-new/relnote-5.0.rst
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+Varnish 5.0 Release Note
+This is the first Varnish release after the Varnish Project moved out
+of Varnish Softwares basement, so to speak, and it shows.
+But it is also our 10 year aniversary release, `Varnish 1.0 was
+released`_ on September 20th 2006.
+That also means that we have been doing this for 10 years
+without any bad security holes.
+So yeah… 5.0 is not what we had hoped it would be, but we are as
+proud as one can possibly be anyway.
+We have put the technical stuff in two separate documents:
+The obligatory thank-you speech
+This release of Varnish Cache is brought to you by the generous
+support and donations of money and manpower from four companies:
+* Varnish Software
+* The company which prefers to simply be known as "ADJS"
+Without them, this release, and for that matter all the previous
+ones, would not have happened.
+Even though they are by and large employees of the very
+same companies, the developers who have contributed to
+Varnish in a major way in this release also deserve thanks:
+* Martin - HTTP/2 HPACK header compression code, stevedore API, VSL
+* Niels & Geoff - Shard backend director, ban-lurker improvements
+* Guillame - HTTP/2 support for varnishtest
+* Dridi - Backend temperatures etc.
+* Federico - Too many fixes and ideas to count
+* Lasse - Our tireless release-manager
+* Devon - Performance insights and critical review.
+* The rest of the V-S crew, for too many things to mention.
+We need more money
+Until now Varnish Software has done a lot of work for the Varnish
+Cache project, but for totally valid reasons, they are scaling that
+back and the project either needs to pick up the slack or drop some
+of those activities.
+It is important that people understand that Free and Open Source
+Software isn't the same as gratis software: Somebody has to pay
+the developers mortgages and student loans.
+A very large part of the Varnish development is funded through the
+`Varnish Moral License`_, which enables Poul-Henning Kamp to have
+Varnish as his primary job, but right now he is underfunded to the
+tune of €2000-3000 per month.
+Please consider if your company makes enough money using Varnish
+Cache, to spare some money, or employee-hours for its future
+maintenance and development.
+We also need more manpower
+First and foremost, we could really use a Postmaster to look after
+our mailman mailing lists, including the increasingly arcane art
+of anti-spam techniques and invocations.
+We also need to work more on our documentation, it is in bad need
+of one or more writers which can actually write text rather than
+We could also use more qualified content for our new project homepage,
+so a webmaster is on our shopping list as well.
+Finally, we can always use C-developers, we have more ideas than
+we have coders, and since we have very high standards for quality
+things take time to write.
+.. _Varnish Moral License: http://phk.freebsd.dk/VML
+.. _Varnish 1.0 was released: https://sourceforge.net/p/varnish/news/2006/09/varnish-10-released/
diff --git a/doc/sphinx/whats-new/upgrading-5.0.rst b/doc/sphinx/whats-new/upgrading-5.0.rst
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@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
Upgrading to Varnish 5.0
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