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[bug-inetutils] Re: changelog policy after the switch to git

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-inetutils] Re: changelog policy after the switch to git
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 16:19:19 +0200
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> writes:

> Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> ha escrit:
>> how will the ChangeLog file be handled after the switch to git?  Will it
>> be maintained manually or will it be generated automatically using the
>> git commit messages?
> I'd propose to generate it automatically using gitlog-to-changelog
> module from gnulib. I've been using this approach in tar, mailutils and
> other projects since migrating to Git and it has proved to create
> accurate and well-formatted ChangeLogs, provided that a due discipline
> is observed when creating commit messages.


To preserve the current ChangeLog, I suggest to rename the file (in git)
to Changelog.1 and make gitlog-to-changelog only generate entries from
now on (git2cl knows how to do this, I dunno about gitlog-to-changelog
but it should be easy to add).


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