[webkit-dev] ChangeLog format

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Thu Aug 22 00:48:35 PDT 2013

On 2013-08-22, at 12:46 AM, Carlos Garcia Campos <carlosgc at webkit.org> wrote:

> El jue, 22-08-2013 a las 00:41 -0700, Mark Rowe escribió:
>> On 2013-08-21, at 11:11 PM, Carlos Garcia Campos <carlosgc at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> I see, I thought ChangeLog parser was used everywhere. So, I guess the
>>> solution would be to find a format most people like and adapt all
>>> scripts to it. I personally think it's not worth it, though. The oneline
>>> git log format is ok with the old commit message format IMO. If the only
>>> problem is that the bug number is not in the first line we can probably
>>> add it without adding the URL in angle brackets, something like:
>>> Bug 119872 - REGRESSION: Crash under JITCompiler::link while loading Gmail
>>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119872
>> What benefit does duplicating the bug number in the first line provide? It’s just yet another thing to have to add when writing the ChangeLog entry.
> The benefit is that you see the bug number when using git log oneline
> format, I'm guessing that seeing the bug number in the first line was
> the motivation of the new ChangeLog format.

I’m ok with moving it in to the first line, but I’m against duplicating it.

- Mark

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