[sane-devel] About the Changelog file

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Wed Dec 16 13:29:45 UTC 2015


# Having a brutal two weeks @the-office.

m. allan noah writes:

> I think not. I'll add a note in releases.txt about regenerating the Changelog.
> allan
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:21 AM, Stef <stef.dev at free.fr> wrote:
>>     Hello,
>>     VCS usage has evolved over time, and it seems that the Changelog file we
>> use isn't really useful anymore. Do we need to keep it ?

+1 on no longer committing ChangeLog changes.  If you are following the
latest, greatest code base, the change log is just a `git log` away.

-1 on not including a ChangeLog in the (daily) tarball.  I'm fine with
an auto-generated from the `git log` output.

BTW, automake insists on a ChangeLog file unless you give it a `foreign`

Hope this helps,
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