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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: ChangeLog generation - pros and cons (council discussion request)
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 07:14:18 -0400
On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:59 AM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> wrote:
> thinking about it a little more, i think this can easily be addressed.
>  only auto-generate the ChangeLog file if it doesnt exist in VCS.
> thus the few people who are actually anal about typos (or just think
> they are) can retain their ChangeLogs in the packages they maintain
> and continue to hand update them.  for the rest of us, we can
> autogenerate from the VCS logs.

I'm not sure we should really leave that up to individual practice.
Remember that while packages have one or more maintainers, nobody
"owns" a package.  If 99% of the tree is ChangeLog-free then will an
arch team remember to run echangelog on the 1% that still have them,
and so on?  This seems like we're adding complexity for a questionable
return.

If typos matter then they matter to everybody, and if they don't then
we should not care.  QA in Gentoo should be a consistent experience.

Just my two cents.

Rich


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