Commit 8ae17ff2 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

* admin/notes/bzr: Update bzr changelog_merge plugin details.

parent 18d05bed
...@@ -65,23 +65,22 @@ removes a file, then remove the corresponding files by hand. ...@@ -65,23 +65,22 @@ removes a file, then remove the corresponding files by hand.
The following description uses bound branches, presumably it works in The following description uses bound branches, presumably it works in
a similar way with unbound ones. a similar way with unbound ones.
0) (First time only) Get the bzr changelog_merge plugin: 0) (First time only) Get the bzr changelog_merge plugin
(this will be included by default in bzr 2.4 onwards):
cd ~/.bazaar/plugins cd ~/.bazaar/plugins
bzr branch lp:bzr-changelog-merge # The following is an improved version of: lp:bzr-changelog-merge
bzr branch lp:~spiv/bzr-changelog-merge/non-head-edits-723968
mv bzr-changelog-merge changelog_merge mv bzr-changelog-merge changelog_merge
This will make merging ChangeLogs a lot smoother. It merges new This should make merging ChangeLogs smoother. It merges new entries
entries to the top of the file, rather than trying to fit them in to the top of the file, rather than trying to fit them in mid-way
mid-way through. through. Newer versions of the plugin should also be able to deal
with changes to *old* ChangeLog entries, that should not be floated to
the head of the file (see launchpad#723968).
Sigh. This plugin has a drawback. People often like to edit older Maybe the default Emacs behavior without this plugin is better,
ChangeLog entries, not at the head of the file. Frequently they do though, it's not clear yet.
this in the same commit as making new entries. Using this plugin
will merge ALL changed entries (including older ones) to the top of
the destination file.
Maybe the default Emacs behavior without this plugin is better, I dunno.
1) Get clean, up-to-date copies of the emacs-23 and trunk branches. 1) Get clean, up-to-date copies of the emacs-23 and trunk branches.
Check for any uncommitted changes with bzr status. Check for any uncommitted changes with bzr status.
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