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From: "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn" <chithanh@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-dev] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-11-08
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:14:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-dev] Call for agenda items -- Council meeting 2011-11-08 by Fabian Groffen
1 Fabian Groffen schrieb:
2 > On 26-10-2011 23:03:39 +0200, Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn wrote:
3 >> Fabian Groffen schrieb:
4 >>> You can see it has been removed, but you typically want to know why.
5 >>> That's the idea of the ChangeLog file.
6 >>
7 >> One of the arguments for logging everything in ChangeLog was that
8 >> extracting this kind information from CVS can be cumbersome. So, I would
9 >> not agree with "typically".
10 >
11 > I do not see your point. Does my sentence change for you if you remove
12 > the "typically"?
14 If the reason why you want ChangeLogs is avoiding having to get the
15 information about commit activity from CVS, then the proposal to make
16 exaclty that the minimal ChangeLog entry seems reasonable.
18 If in addition you always want to know about the motivation for the
19 commit, then it won't be sufficient I guess. But based on the previous
20 discussion on mandatory ChangeLogs I have not gotten the impression that
21 this was typically called for.
24 Best regards,
25 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn