Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Repoman to autogenerate ChangeLog entries
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 15:07:20
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Repoman to autogenerate ChangeLog entries by "Petteri Räty"
On 19-09-2010 16:10:15 +0300, Petteri Räty wrote:
> I assume many of us have wrapper scripts to automatically generate > matching ChangeLog and CVS commit messages. When we eventually move to > git the plan is for the ChangeLog to be automatically generated from > git. To unify developer practices and to ease the transition to git it > has been proposed to make repoman automatically generate ChangeLog > entries. If you have any objections or thought please raise them. One > open question is what should repoman do if there is already a > modification to the ChangeLog file.
I think this idea conflicts with the purpose of the ChangeLog, being that it should contain relevant information for users only. Technical details belong to the commit message, as you agreed upon yourself in one of the commit reviews we had earlier on this list. That said, I see the benefit of repoman being able to add a ChangeLog entry, but I think it should refrain if the ChangeLog has been modified. -- Fabian Groffen Gentoo on a different level