Re: Why have a ChangeLog file if you already have commit messages?

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 11:36 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Le samedi 15 septembre 2007 �8:19 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod a �it :
> > Of course no project using git maintains ChangeLog.
> Why? You could update the ChangeLog when commiting changes on git

what's the point? a ChangeLog is useful for people that do not have
access to the repository and to the history of the project. if you clone
a git repository you have the full history, with the ability to see each
commit complete of a diff and a summary (this is also why listing all
the functions that have been touched by the commit is pretty much

generating a ChangeLog from the git log is something that should be done
at release time, when you are preparing the tarball, as the users of the
package have no access to the git repository history.


Emmanuele Bassi,

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