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

Kyle McDonald kyle at kylemcdonald.net
Wed May 30 13:10:15 PDT 2012


I vote for downplaying it a bit and putting our effort into 0072 instead :)



On May 30, 2012, at 3:56 PM, Elliot Woods <elliot at kimchiandchips.com> wrote:

> sounds sweet
> any way to amplify this even more?
> like some kind of 7 day hackathon with a different theme each day
> user submitted images / videos. best each day gets on oF main-page
> ask a blog to do a round up at the end
> 
> too much?
> 
> On 30 May 2012 19:41, Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net> wrote:
> i have an idea i'd like to try out: posting one feature (the +s) a day to twitter for the next 7 or 10 days. it would either be "week of OF" or "10 new features for the new release".
> 
> i noticed @tadokoro has been doing this for the japanese OF community (every once in a while since the release, posting about a new feature) and i thought we should get some of that action going in the anglophone world :)
> 
> if there aren't any 'nay's i'm going to go for it.
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Theodore Watson wrote:
> 
> > thanks kyle and everyone for putting this together.
> > now its legit!
> >
> > On May 30, 2012, at 12:24 PM, Kyle McDonald wrote:
> >
> > > we're live on the site:
> > >
> > > https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks/blob/develop/changes.txt
> > >
> > > the forum:
> > >
> > > http://forum.openframeworks.cc/index.php/topic,9914.0.html
> > >
> > > and cdm is updated:
> > >
> > > http://createdigitalmotion.com/2012/05/openframeworks-0071-biggest-release-yet-more-examples-more-creative-coding-goodness-details/#more-9249
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Theodore Watson wrote:
> > >
> > > > 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
> > > > >
> > > > > ----------------------------------------------
> > > > > Theo Watson
> > > > > http://theowatson.com
> > > > > http://openframeworks.cc
> > > > > ----------------------------------------------
> > > > >
> > > > > 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 (mailto:theo at openframeworks.cc)
> > > > > > To: of-dev at dev.openframeworks.cc (mailto: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.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ----------------------------------------------
> > > > > > > Theo Watson
> > > > > > > http://theowatson.com
> > > > > > > http://openframeworks.cc
> > > > > > > ----------------------------------------------
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 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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