[webkit-dev] ChangeLog

Joe Mason joe.mason at torchmobile.com
Fri Jul 3 14:39:00 PDT 2009

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> I'm not sure why making an extra copy of the info on update is better 
> than doing it on checkin. People update their tree more often than they 
> commit, so prima facie this seems like a backwards way to do it. Also, 
> svn2cl is much slower than a one-time copy of the latest entry from the 
> ChangeLog to the source control commit log, or from the commit log to 
> the ChangeLog. So overall it seems much cheaper to have the copying 
> happen at commit time.

The difference is that only the people who actually want to use the 
ChangeLog rather than the source control commit log need to do this, 
rather than every patch submitter, and since it isn't actually stored in 
source control you don't need to worry about conflicts.


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