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Linus,

It would help if the some of the people that used BK would bother to be more
descriptive about the stuff they send.

I will have some patches for 2.5.x from my personal stash as soon as i get
the bugs worked out of them...

Matthew D. Pitts.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linus Torvalds" <torvalds@transmeta.com>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: Changelogs on kernel.org

> In article <20020512010709.7a973fac.spyro@armlinux.org>,
> Ian Molton <spyro@armlinux.org> wrote:
> >
> >I dont know who to write to about this, but the changelogs for
> >2.4.19-pre on kernel.org are COMPLETELY illegible.
>
> Hmm..
>
> You're definitely right about the BK version numbers, since those are
> meaningless anyway (they are only meaningful within one BK tree, and
> they change over time when you merge different trees together.
>
> The 2.4.x changelogs seem to be done with my "release" scripts, but
> additionally they don't have the same kind of detailed information that
> the 2.5.x kernels have, and yes, the result is fairly ugly.
>
> What are peoples opinion about the "full" changelog format that v2.5.x
> kernels have? Should we sort that too by author?
>
> Perl is the obvious choice for doing transformations like these. Is
> anybody willing to write a perl script that does the "sort by author"
> thing?
>
> I'll remove the date/BK ID thing, so that my unsorted changelogs would
> look like the appended thing. But yes, sorting (and merging) by author
> would probably be a good thing. (My BK changelog scripts can also add
> markers around the actual log message, to make parsing easier).
>
> Linus
>
> -----
>
> Summary of changes from v2.5.13 to v2.5.14
> ============================================
>
> <jsimmons@heisenberg.transvirtual.com>
> A bunch of fixes.
>
> <jsimmons@heisenberg.transvirtual.com>
> Pmac updates
>
> <jsimmons@heisenberg.transvirtual.com>
> Some more small fixes.
>
> <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
> [PATCH] 2.5.13: vmalloc link failure
>
> The following patch fixes this, and also fixes the similar problem
in
> scsi_debug.c:
>
> <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
> [PATCH] in_ntoa link failure
>
> Nothing serious. Whoever it was that did that global replacemissed
a
> spot is all...
>
> <viro@math.psu.edu>
> [PATCH] change_floppy() fix
>
> Needed both in 2.4 and 2.5
> ...
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