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Release Notes

A lightweight release notes UI to help users keep track of the ever-changing codebase for Kubernetes.


Local requirements:

  • ng-cli (@angular/cli)

  • golang > 1.11 (to run the release-notes JSON tool)

  • go get

    (to generate any additional notes for development)

Run npm start from the root dir to start up the angular development server (on port 4200).

$ jeefy@malaz:~/Code/go/src/$ npm start

> relnotes@0.0.0 start /home/jeefy/Code/go/src/
> ng serve

** Angular Live Development Server is listening on localhost:4200, open your browser on http://localhost:4200/ **

Any changes made to the front-end code (under src/) will automatically be reflected.


To build and run the container container:

$ npm run docker:build:run

It will kick off a multi-stage docker build to handle building the angular code and dumping it in an nginx container.

Once complete, you can view it by going to localhost in your browser:



Release notes can and should be better. Empowering end-users to view what they need, while also being able to highlight important info, is our goal.

It does involve some engineering effort, but this is a case where technology can help us and we should not incur much technical debt.

Also it's cool.

Can this be used for other projects?

With some changes, this could become a generic tool. There are no immediate plans to do that though.


Some of these may be blocked by external dependencies (such as GitHub labels not existing)

In no particular order:

  • Improved filtering and have selectable or/and logic.
  • Generate Security Content from PRs with area/security.
  • Generate Known Issues from issues with release milestones attached.
  • Generate New Features from PRs with area/feature label, though no idea how to differentiate what's "new" yet.
  • Create structure for Urgent Upgrade Notes that can be manually added to a generated release JSON file.
  • Create labels and write handling for a potential area/dependency label to help generate External Dependencies.
  • Add support for viewing "alpha" and "beta" release notes, though disabled by default.
  • Highlight labels that are selected.
  • Rewrite relationship between "options" and "notes"

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