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Re: [PATCH] maint: generate ChangeLog from git log

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] maint: generate ChangeLog from git log
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:44:06 -0700
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On 01/15/2012 11:55 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> Following the practice set by various other GNU projects, we start
> to automatically generate the ChangeLog file from the git commit
> messages.  This will avoid duplication (as the ChangeLog entries
> were always inserted both in the git commit message and in the
> version-controlled ChangeLog file), and potential problems with
> spurious merge conflicts (which, although greatly mitigated by
> Bruno Haible's `git-merge-changelog' helper program, have never
> been completely solved).

The primary reason why I'm okay with this is that Jim's recent patches
to touch up typos in ChangeLog entries is now available (that is, 3
months ago, I would have vetoed this, but now I am okay with it).  The
secondary reason is that rolling over to a new year is a good time to
rotate to a new ChangeLog file.  I had been dragging my feet on coming
up to speed with other projects on this regard, so thanks to you and Jim
for stepping in.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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