On Sat, Nov 15 2008, martin f krafft wrote: > also sprach Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2008.11.14.0719 +0100]: >> f) edit ./debian/changelog, adding in any additional language. I >> generally keep my commit messages and changlog entries distinct, >> since commit messages explain the code changes to a developer, and >> changelogs are geared towards the end user. > > This is why Git allows you to write essays in addition to the short > commit summary, which should always be geared to everyone.
You did not miss the previous step: >> e) dch --no-auto-nmu --append -- \ >> $(git log --abbrev-commit --pretty=oneline HEAD\^.. | \ >> perl -pli -e 's/\.\.\.//;' -e 's/\s*(\S+) /[$1] /') >> This adds a line into ./debian/changelog If you missed it, this does provide the commit summary line into the changelog. It also works whether I am in the integration branch, or in the ./debian submodule, which is a required feature for me (I can't use git-dch, because it assumes that ,.debian lives in the integration branch). I think that the body of the commit log is always people working on the code; the Changelog is for people using apt-listchanges or loking at /usr/share/doc/foo/ ;, and is geared more towards user visible changes. manoj -- One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss