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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Drop ChangeLog

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Drop ChangeLog
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:18:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Mosè,

>>> [1] BTW, how about dropping it [the ChangeLog] and auto-generating
>>> it like Emacs?
>> Yes, please!
> Good, after the release of 11.89 I think we have the chance to do this
> change.[1]
> Do you know exactly which changes should we take?  First, move the
> ChangeLog to ChangeLog.1 and ignore it in git, but then?  Which
> scripts we need from Emacs?  build-aux/gitlog-to-changelog and what
> else, if any?

I think what you are saying is exactly correct.  And then we just need
to do

  gitlog-to-changelog --since=<day-of-dropping> > ChangeLog
  cat ChangeLog.1 >> ChangeLog

when doing a release, i.e., something like that should be in the
corresponding Makefile rule.


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