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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 13:06:38
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation by Nirbheek Chauhan
1 On 04/05/2010 10:13 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
2 > * Proposed is to generate ChangeLogs from git commits on the rsync
3 > server side when metadata generation is done
4 > - Scripts to do this already exist[1]
6 I haven't seen this discussed, so I'm going to toss this out there and duck:
8 Why not just get rid of the in-tree Changelogs entirely? The scm logs
9 already document this information, so why have it in a file?
11 It seems like the main purpose for it is for end-users to have some idea
12 what changed in an ebuild. However, in my experience the upstream
13 changes are far more impactful than the ebuild changes, and those aren't
14 in the Changelogs at all.
16 Instead, why not just create a script that gets distributed with portage
17 that will upon request tell a user what changed based on the scm logs?
18 I can't imagine that the hit on the servers will be all that large, and
19 since this is read-only traffic it might be manageable through replication.
21 Rich