Can we add a statement about cumulative patches to the release notes?
Here's the suggested language from PM, support, and support readiness:
"JBoss EAP 5.1.0 is a minor release. Minor releases aggregate the contents of prior patches and CPs, and may add additional new functionality. Subsequent patches and CPs will assume installation of minor updates that precede them. During the entire Life Cycle, Red Hat makes commercially reasonable efforts to maintain API-level compatibility across all minor releases and asynchronous patches (e.g., EAP 5.1.0 will maintain API-level compatibility with EAP 5.0.x, the parent of the EAP 5 family). Possible exceptions to this rule could include fixes introduced to address critical security issues. With the release of JBoss EAP 5.1.0, JBoss EAP 5.0.x customers should update to JBoss EAP 5.1.0.
Please see our JBoss Enterprise Middleware Product Update and Support Policy [link: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/jboss_notes/] for more information."