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Re: [libvirt] Improving our ChangeLog format?



On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 08:55:24PM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Noticed an entry in a recent LWN.net article about PostgreSQL's
> conversion to git.
> 
> One of the things mentioned sounds relevant to us :
> 
>   Robert Haas has documented how to get commit summaries and sizes from
>   Git. He wrote a perl script (which Tom Lane improved) that allows you
>   to produce a changelog suitable for release notes from Git.
> 
> 
> http://git.postgresql.org/gitweb?p=postgresql.git;a=blob_plain;f=src/tools/git_changelog;hb=HEAD
> 
> 
> The changelog mention might be useful for us, as the PostgreSQL
> changelog looks a bunch more useful than ours.
> 
>   The PostgreSQL ChangeLog:
>   http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/release-9-0.html

I don't believe that this corresponds to the output of the script
you show above. This page is a hand-written change summary.
That script above gives formatted commit logs. There's no enough
structured info in commit messages to be able to generate a page
like the one above.

>   Our ChangeLog:
>   http://libvirt.org/news.html
> 
> 
> Mentioning this in case anyone has the time/inclination to look into
> it.  Any takers? :)

I don't disagree that our news file is somewhat unreadable. We can't
automate this though - it needs manual work to create it.

Regards,
Daniel
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