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Re: Using VC for change descriptions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Using VC for change descriptions
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:08:44 +0000
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Richard Stallman wrote:

Would you please show me what those automatically generated change log
files for Coreutils look like for the past 3 years?

You can retrieve them from this URL:


For convenience I attach the last three years' worth, as a gzipped text file.

Many people seem very eager to get rid of ChangeLog files.

There's a good reason for that: there are now better, automated ways of maintaining much of the information associated with them. We'd collectively save a nontrivial amount of work by adopting these new methods, and our labor is in short supply (at least, mine is :-).

Attachment: coreutils-ChangeLog-2015-2017.gz
Description: application/gzip

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