[Geany-devel] Geany-Plugins & ChangeLogs

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Mon Nov 1 23:36:22 UTC 2010

Am 01.11.2010 21:21, schrieb Dimitar Zhekov:
> On Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:19:41 +0100
> Colomban Wendling<lists.ban at herbesfolles.org>  wrote:
>> While importing a new plugin into Geany-Plugins' autotools build system,
>> I noticed that having a ChangeLog is mandatory. Since I have some griefs
>> against version-controlled ChangeLogs, I'll try to expose the problems,
>> and some possible solutions.
>> [...]
>> Well. I'll stop here for now, and simply ask the question: "Do we really
>> want to have ChangeLogs in Geany-Plugins' repository?".
> For me, a ChangeLog describes what happened, and the VCS messages how
> exactly it happened. For example, ChangeLog "files: fixed load_vte/vc
> usage and made vc non-pointer to forbid any vc != NULL checks", while
> the real changes may consist of three commits, none of which makes it
> clear why such changes took place. Some people, Adrian for example,
> prefer to commit in very small portions; an autogenerated ChangeLog
> of the treebrowser will be quite tedious.

I would agree if (at least this was the case when I messed with 
geany-plugins changelogs the last time) the changelog wasn't just the 
commit messages copy&pasted into it.

But perhaps this changed in the meantime, or is not the case for all 
plugins so feel free to ignore me :)

Best regards.

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