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Re: RFD: please drop ChangeLog updates

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: RFD: please drop ChangeLog updates
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 16:11:27 -0300
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Ludovic Courtès escreveu:
> Hey!
> Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:
>> Ludovic Courtès escreveu:
>>> That said, the ideal would be something like `add-change-log-entry' that
>>> operates on Git logs instead of ChangeLogs, but there doesn't seem to be
>>> anything like this.  DVC is said to support things like that, but it
>>> doesn't seem to be well documented.
>> Try magit (by Marius Vollmer, our previous overlord).  It lets you create 
>> commits by marking individual patch hunks.  
> I wasn't aware of that, but I just gave it a try and it seems to rock!
> The doc is also nice.  Good to hear from Marius!  ;-)
> Then I guess I'm happy to abolish ChangeLogs.  Two questions remain:
>   1. Should we remove ChangeLog files from the repo?
>   2. Should we generate ChangeLogs for releases?
> I'd say "yes" to (1) and "no" to (2).  That would be a departure from
> the GNU Standards, but perhaps it's a sign of their age.

I'd say no (1).  The information in ChangeLog and commit message can diverge,
so deleting them may remove information.  I recommend keeping them around, 
Perhaps in 
a directory in with historic files, or marking them as


in screaming letters at the top.

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