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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] ChangeLog generation - pros and cons (council discussion request)
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 06:00:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] ChangeLog generation - pros and cons (council discussion request) by Mike Frysinger
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 17:20, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday, June 02, 2011 05:13:38 Fabian Groffen wrote: >> - inability to edit ChangeLog entries (typos, bug refs, etc.) > > in practice, i rarely see this being an issue.  it certainly hasnt impeded any > of the huge projects out there (many of which are bigger than Gentoo) that > only have a changelog in the VCS history.  typos happen, no one cares, and > people get over it.
thinking about it a little more, i think this can easily be addressed. only auto-generate the ChangeLog file if it doesnt exist in VCS. thus the few people who are actually anal about typos (or just think they are) can retain their ChangeLogs in the packages they maintain and continue to hand update them. for the rest of us, we can autogenerate from the VCS logs. i think that brings your pros/cons list to only pros and no cons. so let's do it already. -mike