[maemo-developers] RFC: maemo should have a weekly commit digest

From: Germán Poó Caamaño gpoo at ubiobio.cl
Date: Thu Mar 29 06:08:04 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 23:19 -0300, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
> Guys,
> I see that Carlos and other Nokia guys are trying to improve
> relationship with outside developers, however we still get a new
> product without a changelog.
> Since a while we can at least check the last packages by using
> Sardine, which is incredible good. But keeping with the huge amount of
> changes may be difficult to most people. Like, during Canola
> development, I was so busy I still have backlogs of mail to process...
> imagine reading every commit.
> KDE approaches this problem with http://commit-digest.org/, it's a
> weekly digest of what happened, highlight to important topics, maybe
> screenshots or screencasts like those provided by Lucas Rocha, which
> is doing an amazing job regarding public relation and visibility of
> Maemo, its development and developers, which we would like to see.
> Ok, many will argue that this is a hard task, but bear in mind that
> although KDE doesn't have many lines of code or packages to track,
> their commit rate is quite high, and they have a volunteer to create
> that.
> There are scripts that they can (possible?) provide and annotations to
> commits that helps to track commits.

CIA could be a good start, as you can see at:

Some developers are not quite descriptive when they commit, other ones
uses the 'cvs-changelog style' used commonly in GNOME.  But it's useful


Germán Poó Caamaño
Concepción - Chile

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