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ChangeLog and/or svn log?

From: Bob Proulx <bob_at_proulx.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 22:17:47 CET

The subversion project HACKING file very nicely documents how to keep
the svn log history in a useful change log format. If you have not
read I highly recomend it. Additionally some coding standards (such
as GNU) require an actual ChangeLog file to be included in source
distributions. This means that generally similar information is
available in two different places. Certainly with RCS/CVS a ChangeLog
is really useful. But Subversion offers changesets and a unified log
history of the project.

I am curious

  a) if people are actively keeping a ChangeLog file so that it is
     available offline and in distributions?

  b) if people are using the svn log as the only change log?

  c) if people don't bother to maintain a project log?

Depending on the project I have been continuing a) with a ChangeLog
file in addition to the svn log. In others I do b) only making use of
the svn log by itself. To me c) is anathema.

I am debating with myself the merits of each and trying to decide what
to do about future projects and am looking for input from the group.
Do you still keep a separate ChangeLog?


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