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bug#20325: convert "fixes:debbugs:123" in log to (Bug#123) in ChangeLog


From: Jan D.
Subject: bug#20325: convert "fixes:debbugs:123" in log to (Bug#123) in ChangeLog
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:25:01 +0200

> 17 apr 2015 kl. 17:56 skrev Paul Eggert <address@hidden>:
> 
> Dmitry Gutov wrote:
>> 
>> > Perhaps
>>> the "obvious" information about what keystrokes to use should be put
>>> into CONTRIBUTE,
>> 
>> Already covered, in the "Generating ChangeLog entries" section.
> 
> I tried using that procedure, and it didn't work for me.  So it appears that 
> the procedure could be documented better for new contributors who are not 
> used to Emacs VC (as I am not; I use vc-dwim).  Let me explain the problem I 
> ran into, and then perhaps we can come up with an improvement to CONTRIBUTE.
> 
> I made a trivial change to Makefile.in, and then typed C-x 4 a.  This created 
> a file ChangeLog, and I edited it to look like this:
> 
> 2015-04-17  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
> 
>       Try to make a trivial change (Bug#1234)
>       * Makefile.in: A trivial change.
> 
> I then typed C-x C-s to save it, and type C-c C-a as CONTRIBUTE suggested. 
> Emacs responded "C-c C-a is undefined".  What did I do wrong?

If CONTRIBUTE suggests that it is omitting a few steps.  After saving it you 
should do a VC-dir (C-x v d), and mark files you want to commit in the *vc-dir* 
buffer.  Then press v, and in that log buffer do C-c C-a.

        Jan D.







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