Branching strategy for git

Mike Alexander mta at
Thu Mar 27 18:04:48 EDT 2014

--On March 27, 2014 7:25:20 AM -0700 John Ralls <jralls at> 

>> Changelog may be more difficult though we'll have to run a test to
>> be sure. The main question for me here is whether or not our code to
>> generate the Changelog file can properly handle multi-parent commits
>> ? This is important to generate log entries for the changes from
>> upwards merged bugfixes into master. If it does, then merge
>> conflicts when merging maint into master can always be resolved in
>> favour of the Changelog file on master.
> I'm actually in favor of deleting both because I don't think that
> anyone ever looks at them. I expect that everyone gets the News
> information from the website or email if they even bother to read
> past the subject line, and uses the history from git log, their git
> GUI, or on Github to see what was committed and when.

Personally, I would keep the NEWS file.  I often look at these files 
for products I'm interested in.  The ChangeLog file seems less useful, 
but that's just my personal opinion.


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