[webkit-dev] Need help on running prepare-ChangeLog from git branch.

Jia Pu jpu at apple.com
Thu Jan 27 14:16:38 PST 2011

Thanks, Dirk. 

I think the problem is me misunderstanding the meaning of -g option. What it does is to generate diff between specified-commit and specified-commit^. I thought it would do a diff between specified-commit and the current remote branch that master is based on. 

It seems what I need to do is to squash all the commits on my branch up to the point where I branched off master. Then use -g option.

On Jan 27, 2011, at 1:55 PM, Dirk Pranke wrote:

> I think that webkit-patch -g can only refer to checked in versions,
> and not the current checkout or staged build. It may also be the case
> that webkit-patch has bugs related to finding files depending on what
> your current working directory is; I would try running it from the
> root dir (WebKit/) to be safe.
> -- Dirk
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Jia Pu <jpu at apple.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to run prepare-ChangeLog based on a particular commit on a branch.
>> When I do a "git diff" on this branch and master, it shows modified files in
>> both WebCore and LayoutTests directories. However, when I run
>> prepare-ChangeLog with "--git-commit" option, the script only updates the
>> ChangeLog in WebCore, but not the ChangeLog in LayoutTests.
>> Did I miss something? What's the recommended workflow in this situation?
>> Thanks
>> jia
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