Git ChangeLog policy for GCC Testsuite inquiry

Nathan Sidwell nathan@acm.org
Sat Jan 25 22:40:00 GMT 2020


On 1/24/20 4:36 PM, Jeff Law wrote:
> On Fri, 2020-01-24 at 20:32 +0100, Eric Botcazou wrote:
>>> I strongly prefer to move towards relying on the git log.
>>
>> In my experience the output of git log is a total mess so cannot replace
>> ChangeLogs.  But we can well decide to drop ChangeLog for the testsuite.
> Well, glibc has moved to extracting them from git, building policies
> and scripts around that.  I'm pretty sure other significant projecs are
> also extracting their ChangeLogs from git.
> 
> We could do the same, selecting some magic date as the cutover point
> after which future ChangeLogs are extracted from GIT.  In fact, that's
> precisely what I'd like to see us do.

The GCC10 release date would seem a good point to do this.  That gives us around 
3 months to figure the details (and get stakeholder buy-in)

nathan

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