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Re: ChangeLog entry complexity
- From: David Miller <davem at davemloft dot net>
- To: chrubis at suse dot cz
- Cc: joseph at codesourcery dot com, siddhesh dot poyarekar at gmail dot com, normalperson at yhbt dot net, carlos at redhat dot com, pasky at ucw dot cz, roland at hack dot frob dot com, neleai at seznam dot cz, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:59:56 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: ChangeLog entry complexity
- References: <Pine dot LNX dot 4 dot 64 dot 1303271410180 dot 23096 at digraph dot polyomino dot org dot uk> <20130327 dot 122142 dot 866614393146675379 dot davem at davemloft dot net> <20130327165247 dot GD13945 at rei>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:52:48 +0100
>> > ChangeLog entries provide a useful level of description of changes
>> Which can be more effectively reproduced, with the searcher's desired
>> level of detail, using the source code control system we use.
> With all the respect I think that ChangeLogs files are relict from times
> where software was distributed as tarballs on tapes and floppy discs.
> Today everybody can checkout the git repository and get the information
This is what most of us are trying to say.
Some people are simply afraid of change for whatever reason, that's
all. We have to figure out how to allay their fears.