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Side note: I absolutely love the format that Firefox does their release notes in. They're organized really well and do a good job of speaking with the right language for the audience of each change.

I can't think of another product that does release notes as well as them. Usually your hunting down ticket numbers (often on a private tracker) that are referenced from a changelog.

Fun fact: Alex Keybl and I based them on 1Password's release notes (https://app-updates.agilebits.com/product_history/OPM4).

Here was the old style:


And the new style:


The new style has since been tweaked a bit since we left Mozilla.

They also always had a list of all bugs fixed (for example, http://website-archive.mozilla.org/www.mozilla.org/firefox_r...).

Props for giving props.

Blender has my favorite release notes: https://www.blender.org/features/2-78/

Though that's cheating a bit because it's easier to get pretty pictures of features in Blender.

Nice! Another one I can think of is how Blizzard releases their patch notes. Gamers are especially picky to game changes, so you can tell they put some thought into how they announce changes. Example:


Makes me wonder if there is a market for a release notes platform for keeping customer up to date, something that's more focused on how changes are announced to customers than bug tickets.

> Makes me wonder if there is a market for a release notes platform for keeping customer up to date

There apparently is, we use https://headwayapp.co/ for that.

Terrible mobile UI

They look like the old League of Legend patch notes: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/pat...

I like LoL's current ones better: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/pat...

The current one appears to be much closer to Blizzard's imo, although I find Blizzard's to be far more readable just the way the page is formatted.

Agreed. I look forward to their patch notes, they have such a great balance of breadth and depth.

Sketch app also redid their updates page to look really nice, and not overload with the minutia by default but allows you to dig in if needed. Bonus points for directly linking to all the old version installers too.


That parts good but the presentation is really bad on mobile for me. There is a position sticky header eating up a third of the page at the top and no option for reader mode on safari mobile. Firefox mobile has the sticky issue but it's reader mode seems to work.

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