Committed patch 2a to trunk with revision 1129117.
I did generate the 10.8 release notes and compared them to what is checked in on the 10.8 branch. Besides from some unrelated formatting differences, the tool now adds a few additional issues because their JIRA status changed (i.e. marked as resolved after the 10.8 release notes were generated), and there was one issue that didn't make it (I assume the issue for the istat feature,
DERBY-3788, was added manually?).
I hope I have addressed the issue where there are several release candidates, and I have also made the tool exclude higher versions with the same fix-pack as the release (that is, don't include 10.8.1.3 when generating release notes for 10.8.1.2).
Running the tool with release version 10.8.1.3 results in the delta between 10.8.1.3 and 10.8.1.2 (19 issues at time of writing). This requires that you change the value of previousRelease in releaseSummary.xml.