[hibernate-dev] Changelog file in Hibernate ORM

Steve Ebersole steve at hibernate.org
Fri May 29 07:05:49 EDT 2015

I'm really not sure what y'all are +1'ing Emmanuel and Sanne.  You want to
keep a massive changelog.txt containing all history forever?

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 5:59 AM, Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org>

> On 29 May 2015 at 08:15, Emmanuel Bernard <emmanuel at hibernate.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 28 May 2015, at 10:42, Hardy Ferentschik <hardy at hibernate.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
> > A more frequent than I thought usage of changelog vs JIRA is a mix of
> Ctrl+F + quick scan to know what has changed in a library or know what is
> affecting me. JIRA is not the most intuitive UI in the universe. With allt
> he bug statuses, the various intermediary releases to select etc, nothing
> beats changelog.txt.
> +1
> - JIRA's UI is not too bad but let's remember that while we use it
> since years, others might not feel comfortable with it
> - many of those receiving our "dist" package might not have internet
> access at all
> - the dist packages is long term archived, like we include sources it
> should contain a snapshot of all state. I like JIRA but who knows how
> long it will be there?
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