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Re: Contribution checklist v2
On 10/7/19 4:32 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
>> PS: I've dropped the ChangeLog section in that page and replaced it with
>> a note pointing to the changelog generation script.
> Note that the release checklist
> <https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Release> needs updating to include the
> step of adding the generated ChangeLog in the release. I think that comes
> right after updating version.h and features.h, and before tagging: run the
> script (in some way that needs to be documented) and commit the results as
> ChangeLog. That thereby ensures the ChangeLog is in release tarballs
> without needing to change how those tarballs are created.
> I think ChangeLog should be renamed now (at the point where we stop
> writing ChangeLog entries manually) to ChangeLog.old/ChangeLog.19.
> Then, another step in the release process, after branching, along with
> updating version.h and NEWS, should be renaming that generated ChangeLog
> for the previous release to the next ChangeLog.old/ChangeLog.<number>. So
> the normal state on master would be that there is no file called
> ChangeLog, just ChangeLog.old/*, but that release tarballs do include
> ChangeLog with the changes from the most recent release (and changes from
> previous releases in ChangeLog.old/*).
Fully agreed. I will work with Siddhesh to make sure we get this done for
the next release in February 2020.