svn commit: r46224 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at
Wed Jan 21 19:11:48 UTC 2015

Author: bjk
Date: Wed Jan 21 19:11:46 2015
New Revision: 46224

  Update the monthly@ README with this cycle's experiences
  The forums are another place to seek submissions, and go into more
  detail about the nature of the "prettification" needed for the email
  copy of the report.
  Approved by:	hrs (mentor, blanket)


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/README
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/README	Wed Jan 21 14:59:03 2015	(r46223)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/README	Wed Jan 21 19:11:46 2015	(r46224)
@@ -28,6 +28,9 @@ deadline  Follow up on missing reports
     to write good reports.  But it also helps to forward all the completed
     reports to developers for reference, and point to the latest report
     in the CFR.
+  - It may also be worth making a call for reports on the forums as was
+    done here:
 2) In the past we usually had to extend the deadline by a week in order to
    get everybody to report.  Starting early with kind reminders seems to
@@ -191,6 +194,14 @@ Report//EN"
   - Extract a text version with the command
     lynx -dump -nolist report.html > report.txt and prettify it.
+    lynx defaults to a width of 80 and will forcibly wrap URLs to fit
+    within that size.  The prettification process includes undoing that
+    wrapping of URLS, and also fixing any cases where the name and email
+    for a contact person have been placed onto different lines.  In some
+    cases lynx will refuse to output certain Unicode characters (such
+    as the U+0142 LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH STROKE found in trasz's
+    surname), instead using an ASCII transliteration; these should be
+    returned to the UTF-8 form.
   - Send out To: hackers, CC: current, stable, BCC: developers.  New email
     to: announce at .  This last one needs to be approved, so find someone
     (mail postmaster) who can do that before you start.

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