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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Remove eclass/ChangeLog
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 12:29:34 -0400
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM, Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote:
> On 05/23/2012 05:36 AM, Ryan Hill wrote:
>> One person doesn't do entries.  OMG let's remove it!
>>
>
> absolutely because inconsitency renderess the file useless
>

Well, for now the solution is to enforce following policy.

For the future, perhaps the policy's time has ended.  Sure, Changelogs
can be handy, but they are increasingly redundant and scm comments
have the potential to be far more useful.  By all means require
meaningful scm commit comments, but if Changelog files are holding us
back either auto-generate them or ditch them.

And, to add my own to cents to this chain about the only thing worse
than failing to directly inherit an eclass dependency is to break the
tree fixing the problem on personal initiative.  When a dev messes up
the solution is to talk to them or if necessary talk to devrel/QA -
not to break end-user systems.

Rich


References:
Remove eclass/ChangeLog (was: Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in eclass: autotools.eclass)
-- Samuli Suominen
Re: Remove eclass/ChangeLog (was: Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in eclass: autotools.eclass)
-- Ryan Hill
Re: Re: Remove eclass/ChangeLog
-- Samuli Suominen
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