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Re: [Groff] ChangeLog entries

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] ChangeLog entries
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 20:07:15 -0500
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>:
> Just do the opposite (this is, use the ChangeLog entry for the CVS
> commit message), and everything's fine.

I will attempt this.
> With git or hg, I completely agree that a traditional ChangeLog file
> is no longer useful.  However, in case you've downloaded a git
> repository, you can check its complete history *offline* with `gitk'
> or similar tools, something which you can't with CVS.  This is the
> very reason why I insist on precise ChangeLog entries.

Then I renew my earlier prodding about moving the project to a modern
VCS.  I'll try to be cooperative and develop the updating habits you
want, but I feel that at this point, the ChangeLog has just become
annoying overhead.

I don't actually know git or hg, but I think I'd prefer the overhead of
learning one of them to the present situation.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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