[webkit-dev] Heads-up: rollout changelog format change

Osztrogonác Csaba oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu
Wed Mar 12 09:02:42 PDT 2014

Hi Filip,

On 03/11/2014 06:43 PM, Filip Pizlo wrote:
> On Mar 11, 2014, at 6:44 AM, Eva Balazsfalvi
> <evab.u-szeged at partner.samsung.com
> <mailto:evab.u-szeged at partner.samsung.com>> wrote:
>> Dear WebKit developers,
>> It's just a heads-up to let you know that rollout changelog format was
>> changed. The
>> previous format wasn't so informative, it wasn't obvious what was
>> rolled out and it
>> contained unnecessary informations - list of changed files and functions.
>> I've removed the list of changed files and functions and made the
>> changelog more
>> informative with showing the descriptions, bug urls and revision urls
>> of rolled out
>> patches in groups - http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/165447

> Any particular reason for removing the list of changed files?  I find
> that to be the easiest way of determining, at a glance, what kind of an
> effect a change has.  If rollouts no longer include this list then I
> will have to click the trac links for all of the reverted changes to
> figure out that file list.  Seems painful.
> -Filip

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122654#c0 - by AP
"2. List of changed files and functions should be omitted - there are 
never per-function comments in an automatically prepared rollout, and 
searching ChangeLogs for function names doesn't need to show rollouts."

I don't understand you're problem, you still see the list of changed
files at a glance. Trac, webkit-changes mails, git log --name-status,
... still contain this list, only changelog and commit log don't.

If it is really painful for more developers, it's so easy to get
back this redundancy. You only need to revert this snippet (and
update the related webkitpy unit test results):


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