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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.17-pre8


    On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Oliver Xymoron wrote:

    > On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
    >
    > > Here goes pre8: The next one is going to be -rc1 so please don't send me
    > > any more updates and only bugfixes now.
    >
    > I'd like to suggest again having patches include change logs. The basic
    > idea is for a patch to contain a file like patch.foo in the top-level that
    > includes the changelog entry and the maintainer runs a release script that
    > build a changelog by concatenating all the patch.* files and then
    > either appending them to an actual ChangeLog (preferred) or deleting
    > them. This would make it much easier for people to know the details of
    > what got fixed without further burdening The Maintainer.
    >
    > One way to get this started would be to gather up all the existing
    > change logs, add them to a ChangeLog file, and add a note about the file
    > being auto-generated.

    Oliver,

    I know this is a much better thing to do for the changelog... However I
    really want to spend my available time now on letting 2.4 in a better
    state.





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