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Re: 1.4.0 CHANGES - or: how to spend a weekend...

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-05-18 18:53:00 CEST

On Thu, 18 May 2006, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On 5/18/06, Peter N. Lundblad <peter@famlundblad.se> wrote:
>
> >Someone needs to go through the logs between 1.3.0 was branched and
> >HEAD, document most changes, except those that were backported to
> >1.3.x and those which weren't backported to 1.4.x. This will take
> >some hours. Any takers? sussman?
>
> Yes, it will take about 6 hours, based on the fact that I've done this
> process for every release. Unfortunately, I don't have time to do it
> this time around. :-( Would somebody else be willing to volunteer?
>
> The process is basically:
>
> 1. Run 'svn log -rHEAD:16325
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/branches/1.4.x'. I think this
> should give you every change ever made to the 1.4 line, including
> backports made to the 1.4.x branch. But then, as Peter said, you need
> to *remove* logs of changes that have already been released in 1.3.x
> bugfixes. You can just run 'svn log -q --stop-on-copy' on the 1.3.x
> branch, and then write a script to parse the revnums and remove them
> from your primary log output. Karl and I used to use emacs macros to
> do that. Maybe we should write a more general script. :-)
>
> 2. Read that log from oldest to newest, summarizing points as you go.
> The trick is to know what level of detail to write at: you don't
> want to mention every tiny little commit, but you don't want to be too
> general either. I usually set my filter-level by reading through a
> few pages of the CHANGES file before I start writing the new one, just
> to keep things consistent.

I've rolled Ben's comments into David Anderson's release process
document:

  http://subversion.tigris.org/release-process.html#the-changes-file

-- 
Daniel Rall

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