Attention base developers: ChangeLog entries

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Mon Apr 16 01:51:39 PDT 2007

On Apr 15, 2007, at 8:30 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Apr 15, 2007, at 10:39, James Berry wrote:
>> A note for developers working on the MacPorts base code:
>>  - It is your responsibility to keep the ChangeLog up to date with  
>> substantive changes in base.
>>  - Not only does this tell users what has changed, but it also  
>> helps us internally track what has changed.
>>  - Changes that haven't been released should be put in the  
>> "unreleased" section of the ChangeLog file.
>>    These will be rolled into the proper release by the "releaser",  
>> who is a bit like the "decider" ;)
>>  - Please annotate ChangeLog entries with your name and the  
>> revision number when possible.
> What about change in the manpages? Is that also the responsibility  
> of the person making the code changes?

If you know how to do it, you should probably do it. I've been trying  
to document my changes in the portfile.7 manpage where appropriate.

Kevin Ballard
kevin at

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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