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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.17
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Btw, one thing that I was planning to ask people - does anybody find the
> full-format ChangeLog's that I produce at all useful?
>
> You can get the exact same information directly from git, and the full
> changelog (as opposed to the shortlog) tends to be pretty rough to read,
> so I suspect that most people who do want to delve into the details are
> actually much more likely to look it up using git instead (at which point
> you can obviously get much better information - graphical history, diffs,
> etc)
>
> I'm not going to stop doing the incremental shortlogs, since those are
> easy to read and I usually post them with the release announcement unless
> they end up being too large (usually -rc1 has a _lot_ of changes as a
> result of the merge window), but I'm just wondering if anybody finds the
> full logs useful at all?
>

I actually like having the full changelog of every kernels and grep in
all them at once when I want to quickly find out where something has
been added/modified without knowing the exact name of the function or
file that I am looking for.
I guess I could use git to generate the full changelog once a new
release and keep it for later...

Regards,
Brice

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