Git ChangeLog policy for GCC Testsuite inquiry

Jeff Law law@redhat.com
Sun Jan 26 14:59:00 GMT 2020


On Sat, 2020-01-25 at 10:50 -0500, Nathan Sidwell wrote:
> 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)
Yup.  That would be what I'd recommend we shoot for.  As you say it
gives time to work on the details and for folks to start changing their
habits.

jeff



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