release soon?

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at
Wed Jul 8 21:17:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 06:30:42PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > BTW, we probably have to accept some guideline about maintaining ChangeLog
> > file in git.
> I don't have any particular preferences or feelings about this for strace.
> Whatever people here think is best will be OK with me as long as it is
> something coherent, understandable and followed consistently, and is no
> less informative that the ChangeLog entries we write now.
> I think it is nice to have something in tarballs so that you don't have to
> be on the net (or have snarfed the repo) to refer to git to know the
> history.  But really I think it's more important that we not have any
> misleading outdated cruft files in the tarballs than that future
> hackers/contributors working without git have all the logs.

I agree.  My proposed implementation is to deprecate the ChangeLog file
in the repository, follow to commit log requirements, and use the
gitlog-to-changelog tool to generate the ChangeLog file from logs
at "make dist" time:;a=commitdiff;h=ldv/changelog

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