Nice discussion guys. Lets go this way then.

        - Sync ChangeLogs with commit logs
        - "Why instead of what" in ChangeLogs 

It is just that I never saw a reason for myself and If people see a
value out of it, lets help them then.


On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 10:16 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 10:38 +0200, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > Second, being self-contained (and therefore, ease of use for external
> > maintainers / lurkers / packagers / release-team). You are only thinking
> > of svn log when using viewcvs. But if you are, just like me, subscribed
> > to svn-commit mailing list, it is really much easier to see directly
> > what it a commit purpose (fix a typo, a bug, etc) without having to rely
> > on another tool / website. Same apply when using svn log command
> > directly.
> I second that.  I also read svn-commits-list (filtered for Evolution
> packages only) because I like to follow what the other developers are
> working on.  I personally prefer to see longer commit messages because
> it saves me from having to open ViewCVS for each and every commit to
> find out what it was about.
> Also, because we keep several ChangeLogs in Evolution and E-D-S, a
> complete set of changes for a particular bug is often fractured across
> several different ChangeLog files.  So I try to merge them into a single
> ChangeLog entry when preparing a commit message, prepending full path
> names to the filenames where necessary.  I do this for the benefit of
> others reading svn-commits-list, and also to help improve "code
> archaeology" [1], as Federico talked about in one of the few insightful
> responses I saw in that recent thread on desktop-devel-list.
> Also, thanks to Federico's post, I've been trying to write ChangeLog
> entries that describe *why* instead of *what*.  See his posting for an
> excellent example.
> Those are just my personal habits and disciplines.  I'll follow whatever
> policy the team decrees.
> Matthew Barnes
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