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Re: [libvirt] Improving our ChangeLog format?



2010/10/14 Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>:
> 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.
>

We could split the huge comma seperated lists of items per <li> into a
second level of <li>'s to avoid this large blocks of text.

Matthias


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