[geos-devel] [GEOS] #778: Generate ChangeLog from git log

GEOS geos-trac at osgeo.org
Wed May 11 03:24:46 PDT 2016

#778: Generate ChangeLog from git log
 Reporter:  strk        |      Owner:  geos-devel@…
     Type:  task        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  major       |  Milestone:  3.6.0
Component:  Default     |    Version:
 Severity:  Unassigned  |   Keywords:  git
 A git2cl tool exists and is packaged on debian, but as the current
 ChangeLog format includes revision numbers we'll need to drop that
 information for the new ChangeLog (no revision numbers in a git-only

 One possibility here is to save the old ChangeLog files into a
 subdirectory (doc/changelog?) and start with a fresh one starting from
 where the old one ends.

 Another is to STOP checking the ChangeLog into the repository but always
 only generate it at "make dist" time, which may be a bit tricky to pass
 "make distcheck" (as it sets the sources read-only) but may set us free
 from future management issues.

 This is propedeutic for moving the codebase from SVN to git.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/778>
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