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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:57:34 -0400

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  > EZ> What format do you suggest instead?

  > "Summary line.

  > Details..."

  > Where the Details can be in the current or another format or whatever
  > works for the contributor.

That's exactly the opposite of what we need.
These records will be read by hundreds of people.
We need them to be kept in a uniform way to make them reliable.

                               The per-file summary would be available from
  > the pull request system, regardless of the formatting of the commit message.

What exactly would be "available from" that system?
What does the material look like?
Is it hand-written or auto-generated?

Dr Richard Stallman
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