Announcement email template:

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[What is the reason for this email?]

I'd like to announce that Commons Foo 1.1 has been released. 

[What is Commons Foo?]

Commons Foo provides enhancements to the Java Foo API.

[What is the content/reason for this release?]

Foo 1.1 is a maintenance release containing many bugfixes and a few new features. 
Most notably is the new bar package for enhanced foo construction. 

[Where can people find out more?]

Full details of this can be found in the release notes:

    http://link-to-release-notes

For more information Commons Foo, please visit the Foo website:

    http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/foo/

[What do we want the reader to do?]

Foo is available in either binary or source form from:

    http://jakarta.apache.org/site/downloads/downloads_commons-foo.cgi

[Who are you?]

Mike Wakowski
on behalf of the Commons community

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Now, all together: (76 char width)

I'd like to announce that Commons Foo 1.1 has been released. Commons Foo 
provides enhancements to the Java Foo API. 

Foo 1.1 is a maintenance release containing many bugfixes and a few 
new features. Most notably is the new bar package for enhanced foo 
construction. Full details of this can be found in the release notes:

    http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/foo/changes-report.html

For more information on Commons Foo, please visit the Foo website:

    http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/foo/

Foo is available in either binary or source form from:

    http://jakarta.apache.org/site/downloads/downloads_commons-foo.cgi

Mike Wakowski
on behalf of the Commons community

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And for the news.xml:
        
        <release id="yyyymmdd.n" product="Commons Foo 1.1">
            <p> 
                The Commons community would like to announce the availability of 
                <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/foo/">Commons Foo</a>
                1.1. Foo 1.1 is a maintenance release containing many bugfixes 
                and a few new features.  Most notably is the new bar package for 
                enhanced foo construction. 
            </p>
            <p>
                Full details of this can be found in the
                <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/foo/changes-report.html">Release Notes</a>.
            </p>
            <p> 
                Foo is available in either binary or source form from the
                <a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/site/downloads/downloads_commons-foo.cgi">Foo downloads</a> page.
            </p>
        </release>