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Re: [PATCH] Retire ChangeLog-2015

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Retire ChangeLog-2015
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 13:03:48 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 11:33:09AM +0100, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> Hello Peter,
> Thanks a lot for your patch.
> On 2/24/22 22:55, Peter Jones wrote:
> > ChangeLog-2015 has been untouched for over 7 years now, and any
> > information in it is purely for historical purposes.  At the same time,
> > grepping for code winds up matching this file quite a bit, almost never
> > accomplishing anything other than cluttering up your grep results.  We
> > don't need this in the main repo, and "git show" will find it if you're
> > looking at the old history of commits on some file.
> >
> > This patch deletes it.
> Yes, let's *please* get rid of this ChangeLog. It doesn't add any
> value AFAICT and makes doing greps over the codebase much harder.
> > Signed-off-by: Peter Jones <>
> > Reviewed-by: Daniel Axtens <>
> > Reviewed-by: Robbie Harwood <>
> Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <>

I agree with above but it requires more than just ChangeLog-2015 file
removal. The file is referenced at least in Additionally,
may we consider addition of a script which generates ChangeLog file
from the git log? I think we could steal it from here [1][2]. And if we
do that I think we could drop NEWS file too (it is referenced in README;
so, it should be dropped from there too).



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