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Re: Automating the maintenance of the ChangeLog file
On 29/11/18 14:04, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2018, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> I'm coming to this from a completely different angle. I want a way for
>> contributors and reviewers to have a *reliable* to determine what the
>> patch will look like in the repository. That includes both the diff
>> *and* the commit message.
> I think that should be the "git am" convention (subject header gives
> summary line for the patch after removing any [PATCH ...] tag, body of
> email is rest of commit message up to a "---" line or the patch itself).
> (And that convention should be appropriate for emails generated by any
> pull request / patch review system as well.)
i'd also allow the "git am" convention text to be an attachment
(and additional text to go into the mail body) for unreliable
email systems that only preserve whitespace in attachments.