Commit b92fbf15 authored by Christian Persch's avatar Christian Persch

Add ChangeLog.README to explain the ChangeLog policy

svn path=/trunk/; revision=7476
parent 3cc1c9a5
Epiphany doesn't use ChangeLog anymore. Instead, we use SVN checkin comments
to autogenerate a ChangeLog file at "make dist" time.
When committing a patch to svn, you must use a checkin comment that fully
describes the changes made. If the checkin is related to a bug, reference
the bug number. Example:
When removing a toolbar, make its items available again in the toolbar
editor. (Bug #131182)
Checkin comments MUST use the UTF-8 encoding.
If you forget to check in some changes that belonged in the same commit (e.g.
you accidentally omitted a file), you must copy the checkin comment from the
previous, incomplete checkin, and additionally reference that commit's svn
revision number.
DO NOT use meaningless checkin comments such as "forgotten file" !
If you make a major mistake in the checkin comment (e.g it is empty, or
you've forgotten to cite the bug numbers), you must create a new checkin
that touches all files the original checkin changed (just using whitespace
changes preferably, or fix a random typo), and in the new checkin comment
you must note that this new checkin fixes the original checkin, referencing
it by its SVN revision number.
Do NOT commit to this module without permission from a maintainer.
See the MAINTAINERS file for who they are.
...@@ -13,27 +13,7 @@ need to stick to in order to get your patch accepted: ...@@ -13,27 +13,7 @@ need to stick to in order to get your patch accepted:
* bla_bla_cb: This is an example comment block * bla_bla_cb: This is an example comment block
*/ */
SVN Checkin rules: See ChangeLog.README for SVN checkin rules.
******************
When committing a patch to svn, you must use a checkin comment that fully
describes the changes made. If the checkin is related to a bug, reference
the bug number. Example:
When removing a toolbar, make its items available again in the toolbar
editor. (Bug #131182)
Checkin comments MUST use the UTF-8 encoding.
If you forget to check in some changes that belonged in the same commit (e.g. omitted
a file), you must copy the checkin comment from the previous, incomplete checkin, and
additionally reference that commit's svn revision number. DO NOT use meaningless checkin
comments such as "forgotten file" !
If you make a major mistake in the checkin comment (e.g empty, or you've forgotten to cite
the bug numbers), you must create a new checkin that touches all files the original checkin
changed (just using whitespace changes is ok), and in the new checkin comment must note that
this new checkin fixes the original checkin, referencing it by its SVN revision number.
Do NOT commit to this module without permission from a maintainer. See the MAINTAINERS file
for who they are.
Do NOT commit to this module without permission from a maintainer.
See the MAINTAINERS file for who they are.
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