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Re: Hash out a solution for ChangeLog/NEWS at the Cauldron?
- From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- To: Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh at redhat dot com>, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Martin Sebor <msebor at gmail dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, roland at hack dot frob dot com, joseph at codesourcery dot com
- Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:10:04 -0700
- Subject: Re: Hash out a solution for ChangeLog/NEWS at the Cauldron?
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On 08/04/2015 06:22 PM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
We considered using git notes for after-the-fact ChangeLog fixups in the
Emacs source code, but eventually gave up because it made everybody's
heads explode. Sorry, I don't recall the details.
The only problem I see in using git-notes is how the workflow would
The method used in Emacs doesn't use any git features other than
ordinary commits. It avoids changes to the ChangeLog files for most
commits (and this makes merges easier), while allowingchanges to the
ChangeLog files to support the exceptional cases when people want to