In my previous post, I described how I structure release notes, and what sort of content I include in them. This time, I’m going to focus on gathering information, when to release the release notes, and how to let your users know that they exist.
I’ve been writing release notes this week. This is a new thing for my company, so I get to decide what they include and what they look like. I’ve written release notes many times before, for different companies with different requirements and styles. I’ve filtered all of those styles into what I think of as a “general” style for release notes, which is my go-to style: short, uncluttered, let the reader get the info as quickly as possible.
But let’s see how that idea holds up once I start analyzing it.