Ticket #2184 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Remove Changelog

Reported by: coke Owned by: coke
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: docs Version: master
Severity: release Keywords:
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Updating the changelog for each release is a waste of time, since we just point to NEWS;

Unless there's some esoteric reason why we can't just rely on NEWS, I'll kill this file before the next release.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by coke

  • owner set to coke

Changed 3 years ago by coke

  • priority changed from normal to trivial
  • severity changed from medium to release

Changed 3 years ago by jkeenan

  • component changed from none to docs

Changed 3 years ago by jimmy


Coke/whiteknight: the changelog used to be where we track changes (like most projects). Then, at some point, someone decided we should  add a NEWS file and list all the changes there. I have no idea why, I've never seen any other project with a NEWS file. Then at some later point, people thought it was duplicated effort to put updates in both files, so they just started adding a link to NEWS from Changelog for every release.
Coke/whiteknight: At that point, Changelog became useless.
Coke/whiteknight: The two files should be merged.
Coke/whiteknight: Personally, I'd merge the two and call the new file Changelog.

Changed 3 years ago by coke

This is mostly done in the tt_2184 branch.

Only thing that's left, I think, is to make Crow work again:

$ ./parrot tools/release/crow.pir --type=text
Invalid character in ASCII string
current instr.: 'parrot;Crow;get_news' pc 121 (runtime/parrot/library/Crow.pir:76)
called from Sub 'main' pc 115 (tools/release/crow.pir:63)

Changed 3 years ago by coke

NotFound++ fixed the crow issues.

I think this branch can be pulled back to trunk now. Any objections?

Changed 3 years ago by coke


Changed 3 years ago by coke

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Pretty sure this ticket has been resolved for some time, closing.

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