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From: John Bradford <>
To: (Linus Torvalds)
Cc: (John Bradford), (Zack Brown), (Marcelo Tosatti), (Linux Kernel Mailing List)
Subject: Re: ChangeLog suggestion
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 17:50:41 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Linus Torvalds" at Apr 26, 2003 09:34:25 AM

> > The changelogs are generated by BitKeeper - couldn't we simply include
> > a link that will let anybody[1] access the relevant changesets?
> Well, yes, the changelogs are generated by BitKeeper, but what gets fed 
> into bitkeeper is controlled by some scripts I wrote, which are the ones 
> that take the email and munge it into a readable format etc. So by the 
> time the thing hits my BK repository, the email headers will all have been 
> thrown away, except for "From: " and "Subject: ". So BK never sees the 
> full email.
> (Even my scripts don't see the full email a large percentage of the time:  
> I end up prettifying the emails for actual application by first removing
> things like "Hi Linus, please apply this" etc which are pointless in the 
> changelog).

Oh, I wasn't suggesting trying to preserve a link to the E-Mail via
the scripts->BK chain.

What I was thinking of was each time you import a patchset from a
[mail | set of mails], BK makes that in to a changeset, which can't be
referenced directy in the changelog, because the changeset's id can
change in the future.  Is there no way that BK can generate a
reference to the HTTP interface to bkbits that will remain constant,
and can therefore be included in the changelog, (as an URL to retrieve
a patch from).  Even if the patch can't be applied to any particular
tree, it's still something that can be refered to in a mail to LKML,
or similar.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-04-26 16:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-04-26  6:21 ChangeLog suggestion Zack Brown
2003-04-26  6:52 ` John Bradford
2003-04-26 15:12   ` Zack Brown
2003-04-26 17:28     ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-04-26 16:34   ` Linus Torvalds
2003-04-26 16:50     ` Larry McVoy
2003-04-26 16:50     ` John Bradford [this message]
2003-04-26 16:53       ` John Bradford
2003-04-26 17:07     ` Zack Brown
2003-04-26 16:29 ` Linus Torvalds
2003-04-26 17:44   ` Shachar Shemesh
2003-04-26 18:06     ` Linus Torvalds
2003-04-26 18:17       ` Shachar Shemesh
2003-04-26 18:23         ` Larry McVoy
2003-04-26 18:29       ` Jörn Engel
2003-04-26 20:08 b_adlakha

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