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Automatic release notes using Jenkins?

 
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I'd like to have the outcome of my Jenkins build include nicely formatted release notes. I'm happy for those to come from SCM commit messages for commits that took place during that release or even have annotations in the source code itself.

Search online for jenkins release notes plugin gets me - the release notes for existing plugins Can anyone suggest how I can manage this?

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Are you looking for something like what is present on the Changes page for a job? Or are you looking for something else? I suspect for release notes you would want all of the changes that were made since the prior release, which means you would need to have Jenkins keep all builds since the prior release; then the Changes page would have the full list for the component(s) built by that one job.
 
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Thanks Peter Johnson. I am looking for a total of changes since the last release, but I guess I can tell from the Jenkins builds which were done after a given release by looking at the date? It looks like a pretty good solution actually.

The changes page is blank for some jobs - I'm guessing because builds are kicked off nightly regardless of whether there have been commits. Maybe I'll change that to poll SVN for changes.

That seems to do exactly what I want without needing any plugins - can't thank you enough for that!
 
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