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Re: Is a ChangeLog file realistic if /lots/ of developers adding /lots/
Re: Is a ChangeLog file realistic if /lots/ of developers adding /lots/ of changes?
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:52:25 +0200 (CEST)
That is actually a very good idea!
On 19 Jun 2003, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:
> If you have any advice or ways to streamline the process I would very
> much like to hear it.
> spend one hour a week as a group reading change logs (and only change
> logs -- no code!) for the week preceding. discuss applicability of
> changes, especially whether or not the change introduces new problems.
> note change/changeback pairs. characterize and categorize changes to
> determine if a larger-scope redesign is indicated (or rather, soon to be
> indicated :-).
> over time, this will streamline things because your group will be able
> to recognize useless (or less than optimal) changes that should never
> have been made in the first place, and thus reduce that kind of noise.
> you might also develop ability to pre-emptively figure out more direct
> and more robust changes to make.
> basically, to understand the code is one thing, to understand how you
> change your code is the next best thing, and to understand how you
> understand how you change your code is the best thing. change logs can
> help you do this.