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Re: ChangeLog dates

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: ChangeLog dates
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:57:41 -0500
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On Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:06:54 +0200 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> It will be painful and I think faking the date was an artifact of the
>> static ChangeLog system rather than actually needed. It would probably
>> be better to preserve the original commit date in the auto-generated
>> ChangeLog but add a note that the commit was merged/backported to branch
>> X on date Y.

EZ> Seen from the master's POV, keeping the dates from the original
EZ> (branch) commits would be rewriting history, because the actual date
EZ> the commits appeared on master are different.

But the commit's date is "baked" into it by Git. So there's no "master"
POV for commit dates, only for when the commits are accessible via
"master" (and both dates are relevant, hence I suggested adding a note).


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