another new annoying feature

Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. bss at
Tue May 26 16:13:08 BST 2009

In <20090526.164724.259777715.wl at>, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>>BTW: Where can I find a NEWS file which describes the various KDE
>>>changes (in the SVN) in detail?
>> I think you probably want to use the 'svn log' command.  Most VCSs
>> keep track of this information in the commit logs, rather than
>> requiring the developers to maintain a separate file.
>Hrmpf.  This is the same as if you told me to use `git log' to check
>for recent kernel changes.  Far too much entries!

You wanted it "in detail". 

While I don't know the equivalent in svn, there might be something like 'git 

>>>Does such a centralized file exist?
>> It might, but why?
>Well, most GNU projects have a detailed `NEWS' file or something

Which is made mostly (if not completely) redundant with the VCS keeping 
logs.  Also, changes to such a file are more difficult to merge between 
diverging branches; specifically because most changes are done at the top by 
inserting some new lines.

I encourage the presence of such a file in the release tarballs, but it 
should be generated from the VCS logs at release time.  There's no reason to 
maintain that information in two locations.
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