As time is running short, if you wanted to, you could upload
your draft message to the gramps40 branch on SF, maybe
call it draft-release-message.txt or something. That way,
instead of learning a new tool, people could change it or
fix it and you'd have a record of not only who did it but what
exactly they did. Then Jerome could move and delete that
file when he does the release.
Just a thought.