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Re: Hash out a solution for ChangeLog/NEWS at the Cauldron?
- From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- To: Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh at redhat dot com>, Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, carlos at redhat dot com, roland at hack dot frob dot com
- Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:05:05 -0700
- Subject: Re: Hash out a solution for ChangeLog/NEWS at the Cauldron?
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On 08/04/2015 05:26 PM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
They need to be ready by the time the next
release happens and that I can take responsibility for.
Although it may be more convenient to switch to automatic ChangeLog
generation immediately after a Glibc release, it's not required. With
Emacs we did the switch between releases, on April 7 of this year.
Although I tried to make the Emacs change as a "big bang", we later
discovered several glitches with it and Glenn Morris and I have tweaked
it several times since then (most recently June 10). As Glibc has its
own needs, it probably can't just clone what Emacs does or what the
other packages do, and we should expect a shakeout period after the
change -- so it won't be atomic.
The biggest problem is likely to be educating developers about the new
workflow. It's important to have a brief writeup for developers, which
explains things well. "Brief" because people often don't want to bother
reading it. In Emacs this is in a top-level source file CONTRIBUTE and
I suggest having a similar file in glibc. (The Emacs CONTRIBUTE file is