[Development] Please add [ChangeLog] entries to your commits!

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed May 31 18:04:58 CEST 2017

On Wednesday, 31 May 2017 05:50:35 PDT Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 02:38:53PM +0200, Robin Burchell wrote:
> > To me, it's implicit that each release will ideally have improvements in
> > terms of stability, so I think that there's less point in focusing on
> > them, unless they are a major newsworthy item: something like "sorry we
> > released 1.0.0 yesterday, but it turns out that feature foo was totally
> > broken, have 1.0.1 today to fix that" would be newsworthy, but "we fixed
> > a crash that has existed for the past 3 years" - less so, but that's my
> > own personal view.
> the trolltech policy was to always add a changelog entry when there was a
> proper bug report. that seems reasonable, because there is (or at least
> was) somebody waiting for that fix.

Which is why, as a maintainer, I did a quick git log --grep=Task-number and 
checked which bug fixes did not have a changelog entry but should have had (not 
all needed it).

(I think there's a way to make git do the skipping, but I'd have to look at 
the manual)

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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