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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 08:31:56 -0800
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>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> It is IMO a grave mistake to remove parts of our development process just
> because they need to be learned by new contributors. The result will be
> increased burden on the shoulders of those who review the submissions, due
> to the need to coach them, catch their mistakes, ask for re-submissions,
> etc. It will eventually be a net loss, because those contributors will not
> enjoy the need to produce several versions of the patch before it is
> admitted, and the reviewers will not enjoy the extra burden.

I agree with you, Eli. The question: What is the role of _ChangeLog_ in this.
Most other projects don't have them, and I don't hear them complaining. So
what is the exact merit of the format, and why should we continue to require
it in spite of its costs?

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