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Re: ChangeLog handling and git wrapper for translators

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 10:39:19PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > there's lot of duplication between various ChangeLogs and the git commit
> > message. This I have written a script to update the various ChangeLogs
> > based on the git history. There's even some checks to properly dispatch
> > the commits in the various ChangeLogs.
> > We'll just have to run "maint-tools/update-changelos" once before each
> > release to update all the ChangeLogs. This will avoid many conflicts on
> > ChangeLogs... and it will be one hassle less for contributors.
> I definetly agree with your goal, to reduce duplication of changelog
> information. But if we're already changing this, let's consider a
> revolution instead of reformation ;) Do we really need to use the GNU
> ChangeLog format? Why don't we just switch to the default format of
> git log like e.g. linux does it?

I have no strong opinion on this. On one side I dislike the need for a
tabulation before everything except the header, on the other hand I like
the header which takes only one line. :)

I wouldn't oppose an intermediary format either.

Raphaël Hertzog

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