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Re: ChangeLog entry complexity
On 03/11/2013 04:31 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
On 03/11/2013 05:46 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
Any thoughts on keeping the ChangeLog formatting, but just putting it in
the commit message and generating the ChangeLog from commit messages?
My feeling is that it's a pretty good proxy for the level of attention to
detail that we want to instill in all our contributors anyway. So I think
the idea that being loose about this usefully lowers the barrier to entry
for new contributors is a false economy.
Even if I agreed that the ChangeLog file was useless I'd still want
to require the same level of structured change documentation for
a project of this type. So why change one for the other? Let us stay
with detailed ChangeLogs.
Other projects have already made that switch and it makes a hell of a
lot of sense to me.