We create an start fulfilling the XML release notes file.
Most of the files we will refer in the remaining of this section, should be available under the Files section. That might help if you get confused, or if you want to overview those file without having to leave this guide.
This is the time to create a fresh new XML file that will comply to the XRN XSD schema that is shipped in the delivery zip
XRN file (as well as in the
There are two locations, and the first site should always be considered as more up-to-date (minor releases may be available here and not under the SourceForge web site).
So, jump and download the freshest release version. Then unzip it in a save place.
Find the XSD
The name of this XSD is
In order to make the guide lighter, we will omit in the rest of the explanation the
You got it, find. You can see that it is full of annotations, which should make its understanding easier. If you open it in a smart XML editor, you will discover the structure of what an XRN release notes file should look like (if you don't understand XSD, it does not matter if you have an editor that checks the well-formness of your XML file).
We will see later on that you can get this file, as well as other important ones, via an Ant task.
Start from an existing XML template file
So as to make things easier and simpler, we will start with a template XRN file. This template is present under
It is important to make live the two previous files in the same directory, for XML/XSD validation purpose.
OK, this is a very tiny XML file. We're going to discover very soon what piece of information it contains.