[webkit-dev] Changes to prepare-ChangeLog

Joe Mason joe.mason at torchmobile.com
Thu Jul 2 08:09:48 PDT 2009

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> With SVN at least, it's a lot faster and easier to do a text search on 
> the ChangeLog than to retrieve and search the commit log history. 
> Searching the actual commit logs is very slow online and doesn't work at 
> all offline. The ChangeLog also ends up in static tarball drops, which 
> is useful to people getting those.

There are scripts to autogenerate the ChangeLog from the SVN history 
(I've used svn2cl.pl in the past, don't know if there are better ones). 
  Why not just run one of these when you want to grep the ChangeLog? 
You could set it up to run automatically when you update if you wanted 
to always have an up-to-date ChangeLog.  It could also be used by the 
packager to generate ChangeLogs for the tarballs.


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