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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 05:38:24 +0200

> From: Nikolaus Rath <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:28:21 -0800
> Asking me to walk three times around my chair before making the commit
> is also a simple request that's easily accomplished. That doesn't make
> it any less astonishing. There is just no apparent good reason for this
> duplication. Thus it astonishes.

The reasons exist, and has been described.  You may not agree with
them, perhaps due to different experience, but that doesn't mean they
aren't valid.

> > You didn't read what I wrote about the current system.  If we stop
> > producing ChangeLog files, there will be no reason for having detailed
> > enough commit log messages, and soon enough there will be no
> > summaries.
> I don't see how one follows from the other. Why isn't whatever measure
> you are currently take to ensure detailed ChangeLog files equally
> suitable to ensure detailed commit messages?

Because if we continue going the way we do, we are sending a very
specific message to the future contributors.

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