Over the past month or so I have had a few contributions to the maintainer python script I started writing a while back to help maintainers with the laborious tasks carried out during a release.
Lucas Rocha sent me a great patch for including the help manual translators to the release note generated.
Xavier Claessens is using the script for his Empathy releases and added support for getting the project website (and adding it to the release note) and making it possible to run the “install-module” script on master.gnome.org.
So thanks to both for their contributions!
I decided to add support for generating the email you send so all you have to do is literally click “Send”. It saves a lot of time and works quite nicely.