[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Changelog: merge various 0.7* sections into a single 0.8 section
stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Fri Jun 24 11:22:50 CEST 2011
On date Friday 2011-06-24 01:50:35 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:04:04AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > FFmpeg never had distinct alfa/beta 0.7 releases, so having a single
> > 0.8 section with all the changes should be less confusing for the
> > users, and it is also consistent with what we did with 0.5 and 0.6
> > releases.
> > Also add a dedicated 0.7 section, explaining how it differs from 0.8.
> > ---
> > Changelog | 70 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------------------
> > 1 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 37 deletions(-)
> the patch is probably ok
Applied the patch.
> but i think its better if we generate the
> changelog from git log automatically in the long run.
> The changelog as is conflicts on every merge and its a waste of
> time to maintain.
I know, on the other hand I think that keeping Changelog is not
something which can be easily automated, and the git log contains far
too much low level of painful details which you can't reasonably
expect to inflict to the final user of the release.
Maybe using git annotations (for marking Changelog-relevant changes)
may provide a viable solution.
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