[Development] dist/changes-x.y.z (was: Re: Branches)

shane.kearns at accenture.com shane.kearns at accenture.com
Thu Dec 6 19:36:32 CET 2012

> If we're successful, this will be a non-issue once a few dozen entries
> have been added (unless everyone tries to append instead of inserting
> entries in some sorted order).

If you sort by bug ID, the recently reported bugs will be appended at the end.
So staging conflicts happen mostly for the high priority bugs.

> > I'd suggest that bug fixes should not touch the changes file, only
> new
> > features.
> That would be a change from previous practice (changes-4.8.x, say; I've
> understood changes-5.0.0 to be a one-time glitch), which probably
> didn't include all, but at least some bug fixes.
We bulk added them using git log and searching for "task-number:".
If they are added at the same time as the bug fix, staging conflicts will happen.

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