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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] ChangeLog generation - pros and cons (council discussion request)
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:15:01 -0500
On 19:42 Tue 09 Aug     , Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 09-08-2011 12:32:57 -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > > > Yeah, that's already on my draft agenda [1]. =) But we should still have 
> > > > a small set of options to choose from if we do vote to automate, so we 
> > > > don't sit around for another month or discuss it aimlessly for hours. 
> > > > Being prepared is what I'm hoping we can do here.
> > > 
> > > Ok, then I suggest simply adding ", don't bother about changes between
> > > CVS log and ChangeLog" to both of your options.
> > 
> > I guess I don't understand something here. If we aren't retroactively 
> > changing existing ChangeLogs, and we're autogenerating things in the 
> > future, where would these changes come from?
> 
> so you want to retain all existing ChangeLogs?

Seems like a better idea to me, although it's not originally mine. Old 
commit messages weren't written with the knowledge or intent that anyone 
would be reading them, except maybe a dev or two, so we might lose a lot 
of information.

If/when we switch to git, we might want to reconsider that, since all 
the handwritten messages will be old, largely irrelevant history by 
then.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Council Member / Sr. Developer
Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.com
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