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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] ChangeLog generation - pros and cons (council discussion request)
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 20:22:11 +0200
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 [1] has ChangeLogs regenerated
from CVS commit logs for all packages that are included from the CVS
tree gentoo-x86 [2].  You can easily compare them against the original
logs from a regular gentoo-x86 [3].

> 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.

I don't follow your reasoning here.  All messages that are old today,
are also old when we switch to git.


[1] http://prefix.gentooexperimental.org/gentoo-portage-prefix/
[2] http://overlays.gentoo.org/proj/alt/browser/trunk/prefix-overlay/whitelist.txt
[3] http://prefix.gentooexperimental.org/gentoo-portage-x86/


-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level


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