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6.7 The NEWS File

In addition to its manual, the package should have a file named ‘NEWS’ which contains a list of user-visible changes worth mentioning. In each new release, add items to the front of the file and identify the version they pertain to. Don't discard old items; leave them in the file after the newer items. This way, a user upgrading from any previous version can see what is new.

If the ‘NEWS’ file gets very long, move some of the older items into a file named ‘ONEWS’ and put a note at the end referring the user to that file.


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