[Python-Dev] generated NEWS files

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Apr 11 02:55:15 CEST 2008

In the past we haven't done that because often the change logs are
either too chatty (they do administrative stuff that doesn't deserve a
NEWS entry) or they are too brief (in the heat of the battle
developers don't always write great changelog entries). While it's
easy to fix NEWS its not easy to fix changelog entries (only a few svn
super-users can do it, and it's a pain).


On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Benjamin Peterson
<musiccomposition at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that doing merges is rather painful because of the Misc/NEWS
>  files. Would it be possible to have the NEWS log generated from commit
>  messages? I was thinking something like this in a message:
>  Fixed this and that
>  **NEWS:Library**
>  #1234 X is now known as Y.
>  It should be fairly simple to write a script to extract and compile
>  these messages into NEWS before release.
>  --
>  Cheers,
>  Benjamin Peterson
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