[Hackage] #244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 22 09:04:43 EST 2009

#244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  low            |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:         
Comment (by guest):

 Replying to [comment:12 nomeata]:
 > I’m not sure if this is really a feature that should be integrated into
 Cabal. I’d welcome Cabal to define a standard changelog format, but a tool
 that automatically generates the entries ought to be separate from Cabal
 IMHO – Cabal does not include Darcs or an editor either... :-)

 No effort, remember. Binding Darcs or editors into Cabal adds nothing -
 there is no obvious time for them to run nor obvious task to do.
 Generating a changelog for inclusion, though, is an obvious desideratum -
 like gzipping the tarball.

 (Indeed, there is even more justification to scrap the gzipping part of
 sdist - it's merely a space optimization which could as well be done by
 users and which impacts no actual functionality or usability, unlike
 having or not having a changelog.)

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/244#comment:13>
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