[webkit-dev] Changes to prepare-ChangeLog

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Tue Jul 7 10:42:47 PDT 2009

I had intended to summarize this long thread which I started.  But
I've since realized that we're mostly bikeshedding here, so there
isn't much actionable takeaway. :(  Thank you to all of you for your
thoughtful responses!

I'm not at all attached to the current YELLING CHANGELOG TEMPLATE. :)
But I don't feel like I can draw action from this thread.

I'm happy to review further changes to prepare-ChangeLog (as I'm sure
others are).  So if anyone feels strongly that it's currently broken,
please feel free to post a patch. :)


On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 4:51 PM, David Kilzer<ddkilzer at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Friday, July 3, 2009 2:19:51 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> What I do (and I think many of us do) is use a script that
>> automatically fills in the commit message from the ChangeLog.
> The script is WebKitTools/Scripts/commit-log-editor.  Setting one of these environment variables (depending on whether you're using svn or git) works great (replace "$WEBKIT_SRC_DIR" with the path to your webkit source, or just set them to "commit-log-editor" if you've added WebKitTools/Scripts to your PATH):
> GIT_EDITOR=$WEBKIT_SRC_DIR/WebKitTools/Scripts/commit-log-editor
> SVN_EDITOR=$WEBKIT_SRC_DIR/WebKitTools/Scripts/commit-log-editor
> You'll also want to set the EDITOR environment variable unless you use vi to edit your svn/git commit logs.  :)
> Dave
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