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task #15153: Submission of VCS to ChangeLog Generator

Submitted by:  Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh>
Submitted on:  Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:24:57 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Tue 15 Jan 2019 06:30:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 25 Jan 2019 06:30:00 PM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Sun 20 Jan 2019 02:15:49 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Thank you, cancelling.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 20 Jan 2019 02:09:01 PM UTC, comment #2: 


Sorry, I think I pushed the trigger on this a bit too soon.  After some discussions we concluded that it would be better to host this stuff within gnulib.  I would thus like to withdraw this project creation request.

Sorry for the trouble.


Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh>
Thu 17 Jan 2019 03:05:08 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hello, Siddhesh!

What license are you going to use?  Your submission and the script say GPLv2+, but COPYING in your tarball is GPLv3.

Then, your README is copyrightable.  Please add valid copyright and license notices in that file.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:24:57 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves
or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process,
approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators,
effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: VCS to ChangeLog Generator
  • System Name:  vcs2changelog
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


VCS2ChangeLog reads log output of a VCS (e.g. git, mercurial, etc.) and generate a ChangeLog that resembles the GNU ChangeLog format.  This allows GNU projects to automatically generate a ChangeLog from the log of the VCS repository it is stored in and hence not have to maintain it in tree.  This is done by interpreting the VCS log and then parsing the old and new files to get IR trees that can be compared for changes.

The project currently consists of a single script written in Python that generates a ChangeLog-like output from a git log and is specifically written for glibc.  Over time however this script will be expanded to understand and parse multiple file types (C/C++, python, perl, GNU make, etc.) and also target VCS software other than git, based on requirements of the GNU project.

Other Software Required:

- python, Python Software Foundation License version 2, https://python.org

- git, GPLv2, https://git-scm.org

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Siddhesh Poyarekar <siddhesh>


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