Re: On autogenerated ChangeLog

On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 10:58 -0400, Dan Winship wrote:

> So, actually, what exactly IS the use case of ChangeLog if there is git
> history on one end and NEWS on the other? Who are the people who need
> more information than NEWS gives, but who would not want to actually
> check out the source tree, and what information, exactly, do they need?

Very good question!

I used to think that a ChangLog was very nice for "casual bug-fixers",
who may want to fix a quickie bug without having a full clone, but
maintaining those one-off patches is so cumbersome in the long run that
you are much better off getting a full clone anyway.


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