Matthew Miller wrote:
> Second, there's package maintainer changelogs. These are really
> redundant with the dist-git log. We don't really need this anymore.
> It's just a chore.
My %changelog entries are not identical to the dist-git commit messages:
1. It often takes me several git commits to make a new EVR that builds.
Also, typos in commit messages cannot be fixed. (Both of those issues
could be solved if we were to allow force pushes to dist-git, but that
would open a much bigger can of worms, as you certainly know.)
2. Most of my git commit messages are of the form:
full copy&paste of the RPM changelog entry, including the line with date,
author and EVR.
(The only ones that deviate from that format are followup fixup commits
as per point 1.) If you are going to generate RPM changelogs from those
commit messages, they will look really messy, with the date-author-EVR
3. Some of my commit messages contain additional notes that are not intended
for the package changelog. (Typically a full paragraph of explanatory
Thus, I think autogenerating the %changelog from dist-git commit messages
would degrade its quality a lot, at least for my packages.
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