changelog automation?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Jan 17 10:34:00 UTC 2020

In message <e59161ba-ae4b-c84b-a782-3404343ba66b at>, Nils Goroll writes:
>does anyone have experience with something like
>at first sight, would this help with our changelog maintenance?

The changelogs I know which are built by semi-automated means are useless
commitlogs with the useful stuff omitted.

The value of a changelog is *precisely* the editorial work which condenses
the commitlog to a concise and useful document.

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