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Re: ChangeLog dates

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ChangeLog dates
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:33:41 +0200

> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:36:02 -0500
> On Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:12:13 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 
> >> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:34:00 +0100
> >> From: Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden>
> >> 
> >> When merging commits or applying a patch, should the date in the
> >> ChangeLog be left alone, or updated to the current date? In other
> >> words, should the ChangeLog date be equal to git's AuthorDate (in
> >> which case dates can be out of sequence) or CommitDate?
> EZ> Until now we did the latter, i.e. updated the entry's date to the date
> EZ> of the merge.  I don't know what's TRT when ChangeLog's will be
> EZ> generated.
> It's going to have to be the original date, because AFAIK it's part of
> the commit hash.

Of course; even I know that.  But the script that generates ChangeLog
from the commit log could modify the dates, if we decide that to be

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