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Re: [Archer] Merging lessons
>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Kratochvil <email@example.com> writes:
Jan> I find unclear not where but even what should be maintained as Archer
Jan> As Archer is based on the continuously changing FSF GDB and the
Jan> FSF changelogs are detailed enough to require an update on many
Jan> merge conflict cases I find them difficult to maintain and use
Jan> only the single sentence patch goal. FSF changelog I create only
Jan> at the point of submitting it for FSF GDB.
Yeah. Maintaining a ChangeLog entry over time is a real pain.
Jan> In fact I find Tom also does the same sometimes, such as for
Jan> fix off-by-one error when concatenating strings
On the charset branch I've been experimenting with a different
approach -- writing a big ChangeLog entry and then updating it as I
make changes. I can't really recommend it.
Jan> Should Archer submit a full FSF changelog history of the branch
Jan> being checked-in FSF GDB or just the final patch changes? Or
Jan> should be maintained the FSF changelog style for Archer and then
Jan> written a new FSF changelog entry for the FSF GDB merge?
I think next time I am going to just have a separate ChangeLog.branch
on my branch, and then rewrite it into a single ChangeLog whenever I