[libvirt] [PATCH 0/4] HACKING: Improve handling

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Mon Oct 26 15:25:14 UTC 2015

On 26.10.2015 16:03, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> Generate the HACKING file at dist time like we're already doing for
> NEWS, AUTHORS and ChangeLog.
> The file shouldn't be tracked by git as it's not a source file but
> rather a generated one; because of this, it should also be generated
> in $(builddir) as opposed to $(top_srcdir).
> Cheers.
> Andrea Bolognani (4):
>   HACKING: Generate inside the build directory
>   HACKING: Remove generated copy
>   HACKING: Add to ignore file
>   HACKING: Include in EXTRA_DIST
>  .gitignore  |    1 +
>  HACKING     | 1008 -----------------------------------------------------------
>  Makefile.am |    3 +-
>  cfg.mk      |    3 +-
>  4 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1011 deletions(-)
>  delete mode 100644 HACKING

Frankly, I'd like to keep HACKING in the git. I know it's a generated
file, but the reasoning should be that a new contributor, who is about
to make his first contribution will clone the repo and the first thing
they should search for is Readme and HACKING files. I know that dealing
with the file which is then again generated from another file, keeping
them both in git may be counterintuitive, but I'd like to keep the file


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