[of-dev] The perils of releasing without an up-to-date changelog

Theodore Watson theo at openframeworks.cc
Wed May 30 07:57:29 PDT 2012


alright - so I think we have a good changelog.
Its not as impressive as 0071 as this was more of an examples + bugfix release.

Please everyone give it a check over and add anything missing before we post it to the OF site:
http://piratepad.net/of0071changelog

On May 30, 2012, at 10:15 AM, Theodore Watson wrote:

> great - I'm adding the changes here, if anyone wants to add things that I've missed.
> http://piratepad.net/of0071changelog
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> On May 30, 2012, at 9:33 AM, Christoph Buchner wrote:
> 
>> Yeah, you can create something like this (result attached):
>> git log --no-merges --reverse --abbrev-commit --pretty=oneline 007..0071 > commit_summary_007_0071.txt
>> This excludes merge commits, and prints in chronological order. There's more to customize/finetune, see git help log.
>> It should have gotten everything (it's literally, although I was surprised it's just 900 commits.
>> 
>> I also found this method of checking for API changes, but I don't know if anybody played with that further. My mail from 01.05.2012, at 07:38, titled Automated detection of API changes
>> 
>> greets,
>> christoph
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: theo at openframeworks.cc
>> To: of-dev at dev.openframeworks.cc
>> Date: 30.05.2012 15:06:55
>> Subject: Re: [of-dev] The perils of releasing without an up-to-date changelog
>> 
>> 
>>> ugg no, you're right we need a changelog. 
>>> is there any easy way to get from github all the commit messages since 007 as a text file?
>>> 
>>> I'll happy write it up into a changelog. 
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>>> Theo Watson
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>>> On May 30, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Christoph Buchner wrote:
>>> 
>>>> So, now we have the mess. CDM just wrote a nice and shiny article about the new OF release, enumerating all those nice new features....from the 0070 changelog. 
>>>> http://createdigitalmotion.com/2012/05/openframeworks-0071-biggest-release-yet-more-examples-more-creative-coding-goodness-details/
>>>> 
>>>> Who will tell them? :-)
>>>> 
>>>> sorry if I sound overly smart-assed or passive-aggressive, but I brought the lack of a current changelog up more than once...
>>>> 
>>>> greets,
>>>> christoph
>>>> 
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