R – Can you create Jira release notes from Cruise control or Nant


I would like to include release notes with every release of our intranet project. We use Jira. Is there a way to generate the release notes automatically based on the fixes that were submitted to SVN? We usually check the files back with the jira key id.

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To my knowledge Jira does not offer a way to retrieve this information in a straight-forward manner on a jira number basis. However, it has been quite some time since I looked into this. Jira does generate release notes for all jiras contained within a release (fixes checked in or not). What I have done in the past, as part of the release build, is to have a script retrieve the contents of the "Edit/Copy Release Notes" jira url and paste that into an xml file stored within the build products. If there is a better way to achieve this functionality I would definitely be interested as well.

EDIT: It appears that starting in Jira 3.5 you can retrieve issues by id through the soap interface.

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