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KAFKA-3851: Automate release notes and include links to upgrade notes for release and most recent docs to forward users of older releases to newest docs. #1670
@ijuma @gwenshap Script to automate the generation of the release notes. It uses JIRA python library with a straightforward script to automate the release notes step from https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Release+Process and lets us easily customize the output. I've added some simple links to upgrade docs for the version (which currently assume we have only "major" version release URLs, i.e. 0.10.0, and to the most recent docs and top-level project URL.
We'll just replace the current steps on the release process wiki with something like: