[webkit-dev] ChangeLog format

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Aug 21 22:54:00 PDT 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM, Carlos Garcia Campos
<carlosgc at webkit.org>wrote:

> El mié, 21-08-2013 a las 14:04 -0700, Ryosuke Niwa escribió:
> > Hi,
> [...]
> >
> > Separately, I'd like to know whether people liked the new format and
> > it's worth my time making webkitpy adopt the new format.
> I prefer the old format.
> >
> > I personally didn't like the old format because it made the first line
> > of each change log too long.  I'm also not a big fun of wrapping URLs
> > in angle brackets.  It's also unclear to me what should happen when
> > there are multiple Bugzilla URLs to list.
> >
> >
> > But I hear the new format made git log --oneline much more readable so
> > I can be convinced although I don't intend to use git for WebKit
> > development in the foreseeable future myself.
> Well, git log is not actually affected by the ChangeLog format, but by
> the commit message. I mean, we generate the commit message from the
> ChangeLog, so we can keep the old format in the ChangeLog and update the
> script to generate the commit message to make it better for oneline git
> log format. webkitpy parses the ChangeLog not the commit message, so
> everything should work.

If I'm not mistaken, I think a bunch of tools DO analyze git logs to do the
work; commit-queue, webkitbot, etc...

- R. Niwa
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