[darcs-users] darcs patch: Hard-code darcs-2.1.0 ChangeLog entries. (and 2 more)

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Wed Oct 22 00:43:46 UTC 2008

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com> wrote:
> David Roundy <droundy at darcs.net> writes:
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:59:10AM +0000, Eric Kow wrote:
>>> In my longwinded reply to your suggestion about not doing make_changelog,
>>> I don't think it may have been clear that I actually supported the move...
>> Oh my, I certainly hadn't gathered that you were  considering getting rid
>> of make_changelog!
> As I see it, the requirement is for something like what GNU calls the
> "NEWS" file: a "history of user-visible changes".
> Currently AIUI this is auto-generated by blacklisting all the changes
> that aren't directly visible to users, and just printing anything that's
> left.  This is useful because it means that you can't accidentally leave
> a user-visible change unmentioned in NEWS, but the downside is that its
> a lot of work to maintain the blacklist.
> Now, the way *I* would approach this problem would be to make a NEWS
> file that's a list of bullet points.  Just before each stable release
> (or pre-release), the release manager goes through all the patches since
> the last release, and manually writes a new section for the NEWS file.
> A final release would replace the preceding pre-release sections.

Trent, to me it sounds like you just volunteered to handle this task
in the future :)


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