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[Gnu-arch-users] Changelog and branches

From: Edouard Gomez
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Changelog and branches
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 15:40:49 +0100
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This is just a convenience request.

I use a very basic development process:

Mainline---mainline patches---+---------->
 `---Future version branch---/

So when i tag the future branch, or i merge the 'future-version' branch
back to mainline, changelogs are filled by tens of new patches entries.

As  changelog is  only supposed  to be  a human  representation  of arch
maintained history,  would it  not be better  to simplify its  output in
such a case ?

I mean in my case i get:
  new patches:

It  could  be   turned  into  something  looking  a   bit  like  abrowse
archive/category output:
 new patches:
      base-0 .. patch-80

For sparse  merging, the  output would just  aggregate the  sparse patch
ranges  (eg: patch-50  .. patch-52\npatch-64\n.....).  The  output would
still be more compact than the current output.

If this request  makes sense to other people, i'll fill  a bug report to
savanah project.

Edouard Gomez

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