On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Robin H. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:35:29AM +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
>> What do you mean by reordering? From what I see from generating
>> ChangeLog files from both CVS as well as SVN (prefix-tree overlay),
>> there is no difference in time, and hardly in message. Just things like
>> "[this is a placeholder, please ignore]" show up.
> CVS and SVN have global order, hence their ability to create changelogs
> that are always growing in a single direction. Git has no global order
> when merges are involved. If I merge in a commit made months ago, where
> is the correct place for it in the generated changelog? When the
> generated changelog is generated from scratch, where does it go? Does it
> stay in the same place after more merges?
I could've sworn we had decided to disallow merge commits because of
this problem, the noise it creates, and the unnecessarily complicated
history it would create. There's no value in preserving exact history
for the portage tree.
Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team