On 09-08-2011 13:15:01 -0500, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > > 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.
For your information: the Prefix tree  has ChangeLogs regenerated
from CVS commit logs for all packages that are included from the CVS
tree gentoo-x86 . You can easily compare them against the original
logs from a regular gentoo-x86 .
> If/when we switch to git, we might want to reconsider that, since all
> the handwritten messages will be old, largely irrelevant history by
I don't follow your reasoning here. All messages that are old today,
are also old when we switch to git.
Gentoo on a different level