Doing away with changelogs

Henry B. Hotz hotz at
Wed Apr 12 13:22:28 EDT 2006

On Apr 12, 2006, at 10:14 AM, Sam Hartman wrote:

>>>>>> "Henry" == Henry B Hotz <hotz at> writes:
>     Henry> For those of us who don't have subversion access, I think
>     Henry> the only relevant issue is that the change information be
>     Henry> reconstructed in a ChangeLog file put in the official
>     Henry> distributions.
> Do you find insufficient?
> In our group meeting there seemed to be general belief that including
> a changelog would not be necessary if we included pointers to
> subversion.
> --Sam

I suppose I'm being a curmudgeon, but I think that when you get a  
package that it ought to be complete of itself.  It shouldn't consist  
of pointers to other things you need to also find, learn, and  
integrate in order get the whole thing.

I'm not knocking subversion, but for the kind of patchwork stuff I do  
even cvs is more overhead than it's worth.
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