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Re: [PATCH] maint: support amending the generated ChangeLog, and fix a t

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [PATCH] maint: support amending the generated ChangeLog, and fix a typo
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:33:12 +0100

On 02/17/2012 08:55 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> * (gitlog_to_changelog_options): Add support for
> amending the generated ChangeLog.
> * lib/git-log-fix: New file with things to amend to the generated
> ChangeLog, starting with a fix for a typo in v1.11-1963-g3b369e6
> from yesterday.
> ---
>     |    4 +++-
>  lib/git-log-fix |    8 ++++++++
>  2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 lib/git-log-fix
> I noticed a typo in a commit message and thought I'd start the
> ChangeLog amend thing.  Is it ok to put the fixes in lib/git-log-fix?
Hmm....  What about placing them in a .git-log-fix or .gitlogfix file
in the top-level directory instead?  This seem more appropriate to me.

> I didn't think the fixes should be distributed, since the ChangeLog
> is already generated in that case and "git log" is kind of useless
> without a repo.
While this is true, I'd like to distribute all the files that might
interest an hypotetical "curious user" who's gotten automake though
a distribution tarball -- even if such files are actually usable only
from a git checkout.  Would that be OK to you?

> Also, other projects don't seem to do it...
> Ok for master?
OK once the issues raised above has been addressed (or refuted).

> Or should this be two patches, with the infrastructure commited to
> maint and the fixlet commited to master?
Nah, don't bother about maint anymore but for the most basic bug
fixes...  Let's point straight to 1.12 instead :-)


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