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Re: Removing ChangeLog [Was Re: 2.26 hard freeze status]
On 08/03/2017 06:22 AM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> To be clear, what is currently blocking us from not using the ChangeLog
The largest obstacle is that we currently do not have a culture of
reviewing commit message contents. Dates are often wrong. Authors
sometimes as well. Some of the commit messages are excessive long.
Others do not even give a hint to what is being changed in the commit.
Most of the commits are perfectly acceptable (but slightly
inconsistent), but if we use the commit log as a data source for the
ChangeLog (or as a replacement), we'd have to improve things a bit, I think.