AW: Are there any cumulative release notes?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Thu Mar 31 15:43:33 CEST 2016

Hi Richard,
thanks for your helpful explanations and the links

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von Richard Gaskin
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 30. März 2016 17:05
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Betreff: Re: Are there any cumulative release notes?

Tiemo Hollmann wrote:

 > I have this "failed to load external" failure and am searching, what  >
might have changed between LC 6 and 7/8, because all settings are the  >
same between my versions, but with LC 7/8 I can't load my externals  >
 > I am sure there must have been changed something very obvious, what I  >
don't see. I started to read the release notes, but that is pretty  >
cumbersome to read every single DP release note from 6.7. upward to  > look
for a relevant change on handling externals and I don't even  > have all
intermediate version installed.
 > Are there any kind of "cumulative release notes" or a better approach  >
to look for the source of my problem.

In general the Release Notes for a given feature version (X.X, as opposed to
what is usually a bug-fix-only version X.X.X) will include all aggregate
notes from earlier builds in that series.

For example, the Release Notes for the latest Stable release, 7.1.3, include
changes going back to 7.1.0 (see the "Specific bug fixes" 
section at the bottom of each Release Notes PDF).

I believe this aggregation by feature version strikes a practical balance
between requiring too many Release Notes and having Release Notes too
cumbersomely long to be read.  After all, if they were aggregated with
previous feature releases where would the relevant cutoff be?  The document
could become as large as the install itself.

In your case, since the issue is evident in both v7 and v8 you may not need
to review v8 Release Notes at all.  And since there have been only two
significant releases of v7 (7.0 and 7.1) you should only need to review the
Release Notes for the latest build of each:


  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
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