On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 02:31:38PM +1300, Sam Vilain wrote:
> However it is my personal opinion that the debian changelog is best
> generated from the version control history, and not stored in version
> control.  ie, debian/changelog should be in .gitignore

OK, that is actually right, and I will now use this method.

> For instance, if you renamed the old debian/changelog to
> debian/changelog.in, and made a practice of making tags for named
> revisions, then you could generate the changelog file.
> 
> The psuedocode is this;
[snip]

The pseudocode is very nice, and I'll work on adding it into my
current approach. Thanks a lot for that!

> I'm not sure if that's what any of the other git package management
> tools do.  We've got some working code to do this for our own packages
> here at Catalyst somewhere if you're interested.

I think I would reinvent the wheel, and get back to you for help when
I need it.

Thanks a lot for all the thoughtful answers.

Kumar
-- 
Kumar Appaiah,
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036
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