Sun Sep 22 17:26:00 GMT 2002
On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 11:01:58PM +0100, Conrad Scott wrote:
>"Christopher Faylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Btw, I forgot to mention that the ChangeLog dates should all reflect
>> the checkin time. I have just changed them to today's date.
>>Also, maybe you already did this, but for future reference, the
>>ChangeLogs should reflect changes to the mainline. If there was a lot
>>of churning on the branch, it shouldn't be reflected in the mainline
>>ChangeLog, since the mainline only sees the end result.
>Thanks for patching the dates for me and sorry for the bother.
No problem. It's not like the rules are actually written down anywhere.
As you can see, I only remember some of this when I actually see stuff
checked in. FWIW, much of what I do in Cygwin comes from being told the
rules in gdb or gcc when I screwed something up over there.
The "use the date of checkin" is a case in point.
>I just followed the example of one of the previous merges that I found
>in the archives, but I did wonder whether I'd done the right thing with
>the ChangeLog (I just copied across all the entries from the branch w/o
>altering them). I'll go through it some point in the next couple of
>days and see if I can slim it down to better reflect the final result,
>since there certainly was quite a lot of churn at one point. I'll aim to
>do more frequent merges in future now that I've got the hang of it; that
>should make the process rather easier too.
I really don't think it is worth your time to clean this up.
Is there any reason why you can't continue development on the mainline
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