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SubjectRe: ChangeLog suggestion
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On Sat, 2003-04-26 at 17:12, Zack Brown wrote:
> Hi John,
>
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 07:52:19AM +0100, John Bradford wrote:
> > > In each changelog entry, it would be really useful to include the
> > > Message-ID of that email in a regex-parsable location. This way, if the
> > > email was cced to lkml it would be possible for folks to track down the
> > > actual patch.
> > >
> > > I'm not familiar with your scripts, but I'd be surprised if this were very
> > > difficult to implement. At the same time, there are many cases of changelog
> > > entries that read only 'USB' or something equally unhelpful, where there is
> > > little chance that anyone could track down the corresponding patch. Having the
> > > Message-ID in those cases would make all the difference in the world.
> >
> > The changelogs are generated by BitKeeper - couldn't we simply include
> > a link that will let anybody[1] access the relevant changesets?
> >
> > [1] This can be via HTTP, and _doesn't_ require anybody to use
> > BitKeeper in any way.
>
> That would be ideal.

short of that there's the bk commit mailinglist that has all of them
anyway; it's 3 clicks in evolution to find one given the author ;)
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