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Re: [bug-gettext] plans for a new release

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] plans for a new release
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:15:03 +0200

On 06/08/2013 05:32 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> [SNIP]
> The 'build-aux/fixaclocal' script is invoked throughout, but
> the comments in that script state that it's only required with
> aclocal from Automake 1.10, while the rest of the build
> infrastructure assumes Automake >= 1.11.
Actually, since the fix for this doesn't require the addition of
any new code, I think I can write a patch myself even without a
copyright assignment.  I will do so shortly.

And in the process of writing the patch, I've noticed once again
another annoying characteristic of the current layout of the
Gettext tree: the fact that there is basically one ChangeLog per

IMHO, this makes the process of writing the ChangeLog entries for
a directories-spanning change (not the case for this patch,
luckily) very dispersive, confusing and error prone, and makes it
basically impossible to keep in sync with the corresponding Git
commit message.

Any hope this situation can be remedied?  It would be even better
if the ChangeLog could end up being automatically generated from
the Git log messages (as is the case fr many other GNU projects,
like e.g., Automake, Autoconf, Libtool, coreutils, grep, bison).
But even a having an hand-written but top-level and single
ChangeLog would IMO go great lengths in improving the current


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