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Re: [Nano-devel] nano 2.1 branch opened in CVS, and nano's future

From: David Lawrence Ramsey
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] nano 2.1 branch opened in CVS, and nano's future
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:24:09 -0500
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Jordi Mallach wrote:


> Now that 2.1 is open, I'd like to propose something that has annoyed
> me slightly for a few years. :)
> Can we switch to a "standard" ChangeLog format in HEAD starting from
> now? My proposal:
> - Move ChangeLog to ChangeLog.pre-2.1
> - Start a new ChangeLog, with entries:
> YYYY-MM-DD[space][space]Name Surname[space][space]<address@hidden>
> [tab]* src/file.c: This and that change.
> [tab]* src/foo.c (foo_func): Exciting stuff.
> There are helper scripts which ease writing changelog entries. The
> rationale is that *so* many people over the last years have looked at
> nano's ChangeLog and asked told me "err, this is quite unreadable".

Sounds good to me.  Done in CVS, along with a fix for a missing space in
the help text that I couldn't put in 2.0.x because it would break the
translation freeze.

> NEWS could also evolve into something more usual. I often wonder how
> hard is to find a phrase which hasn't been used before to say "nano
> x.y.z has been released". :)

It does get tricky sometimes :)

> See
> or
> for examples.

These look good too.

> David, I'm sorry to hear you're looking for someone to replace you on
> the head of this project. You're the person most committed to details
> I've met on the net.

Thank you.

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