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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Remove eclass/ChangeLog
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 19:29:40 +0100
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On 05/23/2012 05:46 PM, Michał Górny wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2012 12:29:34 -0400 Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
> wrote:
> 
>> 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.
> 
> ChangeLogs could be fine for ebuilds. But for more broad cases
> like eclasses, one can usually have a set of changes prepared for
> commit. With CVS, it's PITA but with git it's already much better.
> Of course, it all fails if every commit has to update a randomly
> changed, shared file called ChangeLog...
> 

So we did we introduce changelogs for eclass/ in the first place if
everyone is happy with getting rid of them?

- -- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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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
Re: Re: Remove eclass/ChangeLog
-- Rich Freeman
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