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Re: Auto-Generating ChangeLog and AUTHORS for projects in a version trac

From: Arne Babenhauserheide (IMK)
Subject: Re: Auto-Generating ChangeLog and AUTHORS for projects in a version tracking system?
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:36:09 +0100
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Hi Eric,

Am 29.10.2014 13:47, schrieb Eric Blake:
> On 10/29/2014 02:37 AM, Arne Babenhauserheide (IMK) wrote:
>> In quite a few guides I saw people suggest using the foreign autoconf
>> style to avoid having to create the required text files.
> s/foreign autoconf/foreign automake/

Ah, yes. I think I misguessed the project, because the style is defined
in the

I saw the gnulib script, but do not see how this is an argument
*against* auto-generating the ChangeLog when it isn’t available.

It rather looks like like integrating this as default behavior would
make it unnecessary to patch around autotools requirements. People
obviously already want that functionality.

>> If autotools did this automatically, the barrier for using GNU style in
>> the autotools with a version tracking system would be much smaller: Just
>> write README and NEWS.
> autoconf can't do this automatically, but gnulib can.

Why *can’t* autoconf or automake do this automatically?

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