Please add (upstream) changelog to vcsh

Antonio Ospite ospite at
Wed Feb 15 09:01:08 CET 2012

On Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:22:01 +0100
Thomas Koch <thomas at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just updated vcsh in Wheezy and was curious to see what changed, but 
> neither in the Debian package nor in the upstream Git repository is a project 
> changelog.
> Could you please be so kind to add one? It'd be a shame not to have one, since 
> there are so nice ways to autogenerate changelogs from Git commit messages.[1]
> [1] I know of git-dch, but there must also be Debian independent tools.

In some projects use:

git log --pretty="format:%ai  %aN  <%aE>%n%n%x09* %s%d%n" > ChangeLog

dhich generates a quasi-GNU-style changelog, and there is git2cl in
Debian unstable.


Antonio Ospite

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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