On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 06:23, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:
> As a related not, there are several ways to keep track of packaging changes,
> common ones being dch+dcommit and git+git-dch.
> Probably the most common one generally in Debian is to make your packaging
> change, add a changelog entry using dch, and commit both the actual change
> and the changelog update using dcommit.
> I prefer the alternative of making packaging changes, commit the actual
> change, and only occationally (and at minimum right before a packaging
> release) do a git-dch, maybe adjust the changelog file by hand (e.g. I
> prefer to add a newline before bug-closures for improved readability), and
> then commit the changelog update separately from the actual code changes.
> One thing I like about that git+git-dch approach is the code changes being
> separate, which eases potential later reverts or cherry-picking across
> branches.

Note that the team policy is to generate the changelog with git-dch at
release time, precisely due to cherry-pick and revert ease. This is
documented in the wiki page.


Felipe Sateler

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