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From jean-frederic clere <>
Subject Re: tomcat trunk - changelog
Date Fri, 10 Oct 2008 06:49:22 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 9:18 AM, Filip Hanik - Dev Lists
> <>wrote:
>> Costin Manolache wrote:
>>> I never understood the use of the manual changelog - as opposed to svn log
>>> and good  commit messages.
>>> Could we just use that ?
>> that would be nice if we then could generate the 'changelog' to ship with
>> the release.
>> for an admin that is about to upgrade, it's much nicer to have the
>> changelog to see what bugs got fixed, what changes were implemented, then
>> have to scan the SVN repository.
>> the changelog. the changelog is widely used by admins during upgrade
>> scenarios
> Just include the bug number and links in the commit message. Whatever you
> put in the CHANGES you can put in the commit log as well.

Well I don't agree because in several case a real fix only appears after 
several commits a changelog entry will be a summary of those.



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