[hibernate-dev] Changelog file in Hibernate ORM
steve at hibernate.org
Thu May 28 15:58:42 EDT 2015
I don't like the idea of a 5.0 change log having 4.x issues. It kind of
defeats the whole purpose.
As a compromise, I can see noting the last previous family release in the
changlog. Again using 5.0 as an example, make a note that 5.0 development
started after 4.3.6
On May 28, 2015 2:01 PM, "Gail Badner" <gbadner at redhat.com> wrote:
> Here is my 2 cents.
> I find it helpful that the changelog contains all jiras for all releases
> that feed into a particular version. It makes it clear when later branches
> were branched off.
> This is particularly helpful when we are maintaining multiple branches and
> commits are being backported to different branches.
> My preference would be to truncate the changelogs to the point at which
> 4.2, 4.3, and 5 branches diverge.
> For master: include everything starting form 4.3.6.Final (the last version
> in master changelog that is also included in 4.3 changelog).
> For 4.3: include everything starting from 4.1.5.SP1 (the last version in
> 4.3 changelog that is also included in 4.2 changelog).
> For 4.2: leave changelog.txt as is.
> This helps me track down when things are amiss (e.g., for regressions). I
> know there are other ways to investigate things related to
> misplaced/forgotten commits, but the changelogs have been a good starting
> point for me.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Hardy Ferentschik" <hardy at hibernate.org>
> > To: "Brett Meyer" <brmeyer at redhat.com>
> > Cc: "Hibernate" <hibernate-dev at lists.jboss.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:42:05 AM
> > Subject: Re: [hibernate-dev] Changelog file in Hibernate ORM
> > On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 10:01:51PM -0400, Brett Meyer wrote:
> > > +1 from me. Although, on the other hand, do we really need to keep
> > > maintaining that to begin with? I guess I never thought simply having
> > > users go to the JIRA release notes was a big deal. Just my $.02.
> > Same for me on both counts, the proposed handling of changelog.txt as
> well as
> > Brett's comment regarding the usefulness of this file altogether.
> > --Hardy
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