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Re: Strictness

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Strictness
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 08:19:30 +1000

On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 22:06 +0200, Carl Fürstenberg wrote:
> On 8/11/07, Noah Slater <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > I think you misunderstanding me, it's the generation if the changelog
> > > that will take too long time.
> >
> > Well, yes - what else could I have understood from:
> >
> > > That not an optimal option, as it's illogical to store those files in the 
> > > svn.
> >
> > How long does it take to generate?
> >
> it all depends on subjects connection and computer power, but for a
> normal person, perhaps 10 min.
> I believe the ChangeLog file is a relic from the past when the
> developers made one commit per week generally, it doesn't really fit
> when there can be hundreds of commits per day.

I disagree. In a centralised VCS sure, you can scale to 100's of commits
a day - but in a distributed VCS - e.g. bzr, git, hg, monotone ... you
tend to get 100's of commits on branches, and a much smaller number of
branch merges occuring - branch merges being the point at which code
review is done, regression tests run etc. And its entirely appropriate
to create a human meaningful summary of the aggregate work done on that


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