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d466fd8b 04/25/2013 01:25 pm Guido Trotter

Improve check for "unreleased" versions in NEWS

Currently this is checked only when distcheck-release is called.
Check it in check-news instead, for all versions before the "current"
one (as defined by configure.ac)

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>...

9495d2f2 04/02/2013 04:43 pm Guido Trotter

check-news: fix behavior on invalid date line

Before:
$ ./autotools/check-news < ./NEWS
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./autotools/check-news", line 150, in <module>
main()
File "./autotools/check-news", line 120, in main
parsed_ts = time.mktime(time.strptime(m.group("date"), "%d %b %Y"))...

1657353c 02/20/2013 03:24 pm Michael Hanselmann

check-news: Ensure release date is within three days

Commit b6ad806f contained a date a month in the future. With this patch
all release dates in NEWS may at most be three days into the future
(assuming the build machine's clock is correct).

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>...

f0fa05ac 05/22/2012 05:02 pm Iustin Pop

Improve the check-news script

Allow all errors to be displayed, instead of aborting at the first
one, and don't show stacktraces anymore.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

51ef5fe0 01/06/2012 12:55 pm Guido Trotter

check-news/NEWS: impose more standards

- Always two empty lines before a version.
- Standardize how version names should be called.

Signed-off-by: Guido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: Michael Hanselmann <>

c6b1c8ef 08/19/2011 05:51 pm Michael Hanselmann

check-news: Show per-file line number

… not the global line number.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: René Nussbaumer <>

7385c51d 01/18/2011 06:43 pm Michael Hanselmann

Add script checking release dates in NEWS

This will detect human errors when setting a release date in NEWS.

Signed-off-by: Michael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: Iustin Pop <>