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Version: 1.0


NEWS Entries​

The file is managed using towncrier and all non-trivial changes must be accompanied by a news entry.

To add an entry to the news file, first, you need to have created an issue describing the change you want to make. A Pull Request itself may function as such, but it is preferred to have a dedicated issue (for example, in case the PR ends up rejected due to code quality reasons).

Once you have an issue or pull request, you take the number, and you create a file inside the news/ directory named after that issue number with one of the following extensions:

  • api_change : API Change (Renames, deprecations, and removals)
  • feature : Addition of a new feature
  • bugfix : Fixing of a bug
  • docs : Addition or updates to documentation
  • plugin : Addition of changes to a plugin
  • config : Changes or addition to the configuration structure
  • maintenance : Changes that improve the maintainability of the code

If your issue or PR number is 1234 and this change is fixing a bug, you would create a file news/1234.bugfix. PRs can span multiple categories by creating multiple files (for instance, if you added a feature and deprecated/removed the old feature at the same time, you would create news/NNNN.feature and news/NNNN.api_change). Likewise, if a PR touches multiple issues/PRs, you may create a file for each of them with the exact same contents, and Towncrier will deduplicate them.

Contents of a NEWS entry​

The contents of this file are markdown formatted text that will be used as the content of the news file entry. You do not need to reference the issue or PR numbers here as towncrier will automatically add a reference to all of the affected issues when rendering the news file.

To maintain a consistent style in the file, it is preferred to keep the news entry to the point, in sentence case, shorter than 80 characters and in an imperative tone -- an entry should complete the sentence "This change will ...". In rare cases, where one line is not enough, use a summary line in an imperative tone followed by a blank line separating it from a description of the feature/change in one or more paragraphs, each wrapped at 80 characters. Remember that a news entry is meant for end users and should only contain details relevant to an end user.

Website setup​

The website is built using Docusaurus 2.
Run the following commands from the website directory.


$ yarn

Local Development​

$ yarn start

This command starts a local development server and opens up a browser window. Most changes are reflected live without having to restart the server.

For more details, refer here.