[En-Nut-Discussion] Changelog for releases

Ole Reinhardt ole.reinhardt at embedded-it.de
Wed Aug 22 22:59:12 CEST 2012

Hi Harald,

> > How can we achieve that every developer will cultivate it like this?
> By giving a good example? ;-)

Yes, this would be the best. But when going through more than 1.500
commits it is really hard to decide by importance and to extract the
essentials from the logs.

> It's actually like that. For example, I never got the headers in compiler.h right. Now everyone just adds more stuff and it becomes more and more difficult to read and maintain this pile of sh*t. If you present a NEWS file like it is now, developers will simply add their SVN log entries. How should they know better?
> But I fully agree, the VLC NEWS file is the way to go. So my initial
> http://ethernut.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/ethernut/trunk/NEWS?revision=4307&view=markup
> wasn't that bad, it was just too long.

It was totally fine! So what about making a cut in the NEWS file, keep
the history and add a little explanation with a sample on top. And from
now on only add important (to the enduser) changes while trying to
increase svn log quality as well by giving more explanatory descriptions
there too?




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