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Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Tue Jan 24 09:52:00 UTC 2012

On 01/24/2012 10:32 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 01/24/2012 10:17 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> On 01/23/2012 11:08 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> On 01/23/2012 02:31 AM, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I think we should write down (or copy from somewhere else) some
>>>> standard for
>>>> the commit messages. How to format it and what to put in it. Maybe
>>>> also some
>>>> standard phrases.
>>> I was hoping someone else would post first but here is what I
>>> personally would like to see.
>>> I think ChangeLog's need to continue to exist. They are part
>>> of the GNU Coding Standard and useful to those getting releases.
>> I guess the GNU Coding Standard needs an update.
> Well, with all due respect, I think some people don't have sufficient
> experience to understand why the GCS says so.
> Ralf

Sorry, the standard is up to date.  I just read the paragraph and it says:

"Another alternative is to record change log information with a version control 
system such as RCS or CVS. This can be converted automatically to a ‘ChangeLog’ 
file using rcs2log; in Emacs, the command C-x v a (vc-update-change-log) does 
the job."

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