[cp-patches] GNU Classpath

Mario Torre neugens at limasoftware.net
Fri Oct 19 23:23:45 UTC 2012


Il giorno 17/ott/2012, alle ore 04:59, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at redhat.com> ha scritto:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Hi team,
>> 
>> There could be another way if we can't drop old-style ChangeLog for
>> some reason:
>> do not alter ChangeLog (i.e. use commit log instead) until the patch
>> is fully accepted (e.g., Andrew could get log notes (one or even
>> several) from git log of processed patches (of master
>> savannah/master) and update ChangeLog (as a separate commit).
>> No magic, just deferred update.
>> 
> 
> No.  Updating the ChangeLog is a requirement.


Hi Andrew.

Maybe it's a requirement, but to be honest, is also a very redundant piece of information that is already in the commit log, so I for one would like to see this going away.

In Thermostat we add the review thread of the mailing list to keep better track of the actual history of the patch (something that doesn't really show up in the Changelog anyway), which proves to be more useful that duplicating the Changelog info.

Cheers,
Mario
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