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Re: [Archer] Merging lessons

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:38:02 +0100, Tom Tromey wrote:
> At the moment I don't think I have a preference.  My main concerns are
> that we have decent change logging, and that we reduce the pain of
> merging.  Either of these seems to fit the bill.

I find unclear not where but even what should be maintained as Archer

As Archer is based on the continuously changing FSF GDB and the FSF changelogs
are detailed enough to require an update on many merge conflict cases I find
them difficult to maintain and use only the single sentence patch goal.  FSF
changelog I create only at the point of submitting it for FSF GDB.

In fact I find Tom also does the same sometimes, such as for
  fix off-by-one error when concatenating strings

Should Archer submit a full FSF changelog history of the branch being
checked-in FSF GDB or just the final patch changes?  Or should be maintained
the FSF changelog style for Archer and then written a new FSF changelog entry
for the FSF GDB merge?


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