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Re: RFS: logtop a realtime log line rate analyzer

On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 09:59:02AM +0100, Julien Palard wrote:
> Hi Salvatore
> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org> wrote:
> >> Hum I have to put the changlog in the git repository ? It's a bit
> >> tricky as git have its own changelog system to maintain a manual
> >> changelog file in it ? Whatever, it's done, and i removed the .po in
> >> the tarball.
> >
> > Hmm, well the point mostly of upstream changelog file is to see what
> > changed (bugfixes, new features, ...) from versions x to y, but not
> > having all git commits in it.
> Hum, so, I should also rewrite the CHANGELOG file to reflect only big
> changes (now it's a `git log > CHANGELOG`) ?

Erm, I believe that Salvatore might have made the same mistake that I
did until recently - a bit unclear on the "changelog" and "news" files
:)  I've always thought that the purpose of the changelog would be to
reflect bigger changes, but it would seem that the GNU Coding Standards
do not agree - it seems you're doing the right thing with your CHANGELOG
file, and the file that Salvatore is talking about ought to be named

I've recently bowed to the majority's opinion and started renaming my
ChangeLog files to NEWS in new upstream releases of software that I
write.  Of course, this excludes Perl modules / extensions, where the
tradition still is to have the "news" in a file named "Changes" :)

As Savatage sing, "Welcome to the system, here's the situation / It's a
bit confusing, welcome to the maze!" :P


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