[m-dev.] change NEWS file to HTML

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Sep 6 00:42:25 AEST 2010

On Mon, 30 Aug 2010, Peter Wang wrote:

> On 2010-08-30, Julien Fischer <juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The NEWS file is currently a text file, but each time we release
>> Mercury we have to go through it and mark it up as HTML for the
>> website.  I propose that we make the master copy of the NEWS file
>> be in HTML and generate the text version from that, e.g. as we do
>> with the WORK_IN_PROGRESS file.
>> Any objections?
> Yes; editing HTML is horrible.
> With only a few tweaks the NEWS file would conform to Markdown syntax,
> then you can run it through Pandoc.  http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/

I don't have any objections to that alternative.

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