Doing away with changelogs
jhutz at cmu.edu
Wed Apr 19 15:56:11 EDT 2006
On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:30:54 AM -0400 Alexandra Ellwood
<lxs at mit.edu> wrote:
> It sounds like the problem people use the Changelogs to solve is
> "what change introduced this new behavior I don't like."
> I suspect this need would be fulfilled by just improving our release
> notes so that they list all the bugs fixed and the svn commit lines
> to show what files were impacted by each change.
Answering that question in this way also requires that your release notes
describe every new bug that was _introduced_ in that release.
But yes; if your release notes contained an actual description of every
change, that would go a long way toward answering both "what caused this
problem" and "will this release fix my problem". Of course, it would also
look an awful lot like a ChangeLog...
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