Now that we're using Git for source control, our ChangeLog files are redundant because the content is already available in Git's commit history.
Worse, the change history we provide in release tarballs is partitioned across multiple ChangeLog files in the source tree, making it difficult to search. Evolution is the worst offender with 74 different ChangeLog and ChangeLog.pre-1-4 files. I'd like to clean this up in 3.0, so unless I hear objections, after we branch for GNOME 2.30 I'm going to remove all the ChangeLog* files in the evolution, evolution-data-server, evolution-exchange, and gtkhtml repositories  and replace them with a single top-level ChangeLog placeholder file whose contents will be automatically populated with commit messages when creating release tarballs. The procedure for this is documented here: http://live.gnome.org/Git/ChangeLog Since the Evolution project is over a decade old and our complete change history is mammoth and unnecessary to ship in every tarball, I'm going to cut the generated ChangeLog off at the commit tag corresponding to GNOME 2.30.0. Hence the "reboot" reference. Our complete change history will still be archived in git as well as older release tarballs and branches. Matthew Barnes  evolution-mapi developers: if you'd like me to set this up for you too just say so, otherwise I'll keep my mitts off. _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers