19 Oct 2000

I wanted to post a comment to the ChangeLog and CVS article but since I am not yet certified I couldn’t post it there so here is my small contribution to that article:

When the only thing you have is a cvs log then you might be interested in the cvs2cl.pl CVS-log-message-to-ChangeLog conversion script by Karl Fogel. You should run this little utility once before you ‘release’ or ‘distribute’ your code. It creates very very nice ChangeLog entries. The ChangeLog file that it generates shows precisly who changed what file. And if everybody provides a good commit log entry you never have to worry about when, who made what change to which part of the code.