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Case in point: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/13858/whats-new-in-2-3-6-on-the-nexus-one

There are others, however.

(This particular question is way too specific, asking about a bug release version on a particular device, but it should illustrate the point.)

Anyway, what do we want to do with questions like this? There is no official "changelog" we can refer people to, except where there is a major revision. Even so, a change to just the third node in the version number is almost certainly nothing but bug fixes.

Frankly, I think questions like this should be closed as "too localized", but I'm afraid we're going to keep getting them.

Would it be worth it to have canonical questions for each of the major versions? We could add point-releases like this to the major version if we can suss out what was changed.

  • This might be a good place to start, but I think it's too wordy for what I'm envisioning. – ale Sep 26 '11 at 17:21
  • @AlEverett That seems like a good starting point – Bryan Denny Sep 26 '11 at 20:52
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Frankly, I think questions like this should be closed as "too localized", but I'm afraid we're going to keep getting them.

They're way too localized. Even a question like "what's new in Android 4.0?" would be marginal (I'd point them to Wikipedia, I look up what's new in each Google Chrome release on Wikipedia for example).

An 2.3.x release on a specific phone model (I'm assuming vendors tweak each release?) is incredibly localized and trivial.

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    So do we need a canonical, "here's where to find version release notes" sort of question we can point these people to? – GAThrawn Sep 27 '11 at 9:19
  • @Jeff: I'm more than content to close these. I don't know that most of the community agrees with me, though. – ale Sep 27 '11 at 13:06
  • @GAThrawn that's a great idea – Jeff Atwood Sep 27 '11 at 14:35
  • @GAThrawn: Make it so! – ale Oct 26 '11 at 20:32

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