Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:23:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation by Matti Bickel
1 On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Matti Bickel <mabi@g.o> wrote:
2 > Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
3 >> From my PoV, editing ChangeLog is like editing history. Complete no-no.
4 >
5 > It is possible in all major SCMs for a reason. And I (as a user) would
6 > laugh at Changelog entries saying "um, I got that bug number wrong, it
7 > is really #1234". If I (as a developer) log such edits, I'm wasting my
8 > users time.
10 Its not possible in perforce once your change has been submitted.
12 >
13 > So I'll continue to edit and commit Changelogs without additional notice.
14 >
15 >
17 I agree that you should do this (it is rather convenient for everyone
18 after all) but I don't think editable changelog entries are really a
19 blocker for this migration. It seems you can append to changelogs in
20 git which is likely sufficient for fixing mistakes that will occur.
22 -A