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Re: [RFH] Debian 2.6.32 CONFIG_WIRELESS_OLD_REGULATORY, wireless-regdb and crda

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:09 AM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 10:47 -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
>> FWIW, I don't create the tarballs.  Perhaps we could ask Johannes to
>> do something in his scripts that create them?  Beyond that I don't
>> see much point in checking-in a ChangeLog.

I can add that too.

> It definitely shouldn't be checked into git, but rather generated from
> the git commit logs; with git2cl, git log or similar. With an autotools
> based build system you would add a command to the Makefile.am so that
> automake runs git2cl during 'make dist' / 'make distcheck'. For
> non-autotools based projects you usually won't have a standard 'make
> dist' so it would need to be added to whatever script is the equivalent.
>> Do you like that git2cl output?  It seems rather ugly to me...
> Its the standard ancient GNU form for a ChangeLog. I have no opinion on
> its aesthetics and I don't think it matters what format it has really.

I think the format is indeed pretty ugly, can't we just do:

git log v0.9.8..v0.9.9 > ChangeLog

I've attached an example output of this on the iw package for example.
Paul, does Debian packaging not care the format the ChangeLog is on?

commit f8396b2454ece21a9db91ad592192b865522aa33
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date:   Sat Jan 24 15:36:08 2009 +0100

    bump version to 0.9.9

commit c1d44a6c68790adc45d4a047cdd3a93332210c17
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date:   Sat Jan 24 15:35:30 2009 +0100

    RTFM link for ap/master modes

commit 0c099f3edd23586680e700dbe16a484b0d0568f9
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date:   Sat Jan 24 15:15:46 2009 +0100

    add commas to see also section

commit 585e62cbc9fddaba274d948dd0e1ab78b18fc02f
Author: Luis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
Date:   Fri Jan 23 15:02:38 2009 -0800

    iw: fix typo, add few references
    This fixes a small typo s/ip/iw, and adds references
    to the other new wireless subsystem userspace applications/files.
    Lets also point users to the iw wiki as it has lots of good stuff.
    Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <lrodriguez@atheros.com>

commit 45d543f0a65cd4a5ad461b88acee1749a5c78431
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date:   Wed Jan 21 16:30:52 2009 +0100

    include netlink/netlink.h
    also fixes the nl_handle vs. nl_sock issue that has been plaguing
    people trying to use libnl from git

commit ee9cd9875412bbe0ab24c4f8acd25253ec1410c4
Author: Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Date:   Sun Jan 18 18:13:54 2009 +0100

    suppress flags on disabled channels

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