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Re: ChangeLog and/or svn log?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-03-10 21:26:08 CET

bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) writes:
> 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?

We do (b) in the Subversion project. See the function 'quicklog' in
http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/kfogel/trunk/.bashrc, and its callers,
for some helper code. See also http://freshmeat.net/projects/svn2cl/.


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