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Re: ChangeLog entry complexity

On 03/25/2013 12:46 PM, Petr Baudis wrote:
> Hi!
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 02:46:35PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> 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.
> I disagree with the opinion that requiring to do something just for the
> sake of proving "the level of attention to detail" is good economy, but
> I respect the current consensus and I'm satisfied that the tradition
> is re-evaluated time by time.

There was some good discussion recently on a Google+ thread I started
regarding the tradition of writing detailed change notes.

Does anyone feel strongly that detailed change logs are limiting our
acceptance of new developers to the community?

If anything the most difficult bar if the copyright assignment,
the rest is just work.


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