Stop the git abuse

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at
Mon May 21 10:21:13 UTC 2012

On 05/21/12 10:23, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 05/21/2012 09:56 AM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 07:07:56PM +0200, Remi Collet wrote:
>>>> And definitvely, for me, (and probably only for me), git is really
>>>> not a good tool for spec maintenance.
>>> Not duplicating the changelog would help.  There's little reason to
>>> have a changelog in git which is then manually copied into
>>> %changelog.
>> +1, for me - GIT is the authority for change logs, not SPEC...
> -1 changelogs are manually written documents and source files.
> A database's (git), temporary meta information is irrelvant.

Temporary?  git commit messages disappearing is news to me ...

One could generate %changelog from the git commit log to avoid the
duplication.  Needs quite some through though.  For starters you
probably don't want 'git commit -m "fix build"' show up in %changelog.


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