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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 13:20:15
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation by Nirbheek Chauhan
1 >>>>> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
3 >> Once I had stupid cut&paste mistake and entered wrong credits in
4 >> ChangeLog. I don't see how to resolve this issue in case
5 >> ChangeLog's will be generated from git log and until somebody
6 >> suggests how to edit ChangeLogs generated from git I think have to
7 >> keep ChangeLogs in gentoo-x86.
9 > I didn't know that editing existing ChangeLog entries manually was
10 > an accepted practice with CVS. Even if it was to correct typos or
11 > something else.
13 So far, the ChangeLog is just a normal file. So why should it be
14 forbidden to edit it and correct mistakes? Examples are wrong or
15 forgotten credits, or wrong bug references. It is a service to our
16 users that such information is accurate.
18 > Also, with git, you usually review and double-check your commits and
19 > amend/rebase before pushing, so such mistakes can be corrected then.
21 This assumes that everybody is perfect. ;-) But mistakes will still
22 happen, even if you double-check.
24 Ulrich


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Re: [gentoo-dev] [git migration] The problem of ChangeLog generation Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>