[Development] Change file process & improvement proposal

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at qt.io
Wed Jan 25 12:13:29 CET 2017

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:21:09AM +0100, Edward Welbourne wrote:
> However, you seem to be talking about *release* 5.x.0 rather than the
> *branch* of that name, so I'm not really clear on what you're talking
> about.
i don't know how you arrived at this conclusion, but it isn't relevant
to my reasoning anyway.

> > we could suppress the changelog enforcement for example by standardizing
> > my "amends <sha1>." lines in the commit messages. if the reference is to
> > a commit which has not been tagged yet, we know that users won't find it
> > interesting.
> I have never heard of these amends <sha1> lines; where are they
> explained ?
git log --author=oswald

> In any case, users may find a change interesting even if there is no
> specific earlier commit that can be pinned down [...]
unsurprisingly, i think that the correct fallback in case of a missing
reference is assuming that the commit relates to a tagged commit (if
it's even a fix at all) and therefore complaining about a missing

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