[Pulp-dev] Changelog conventions

Ina Panova ipanova at redhat.com
Mon Feb 17 16:30:48 UTC 2020

Thank you for starting this thread.

The format of the changelog is different because the usual practice is to
re-use the title of the issue/story/task/refactor.

If we want to create some standards than maybe we should start with the
titles from redmine.


Ina Panova
Senior Software Engineer| Pulp| Red Hat Inc.

"Do not go where the path may lead,
 go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 4:55 PM Lubos Mjachky <lmjachky at redhat.com> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> I have recently noticed that our changelog often contains non-uniform
> messages informing about particular changes.
> For instance, take a look at the changelogs in pulp_container (
> https://pulp-container.readthedocs.io/en/latest/changes.html) or pulpcore
> (https://docs.pulpproject.org/en/master/nightly/changes.html):
> 1. As a user I can manage images in OCI format.
> 2. Let users fetch the list of all distributed repositories via the
> _catalog endpoint.
> 3. Adds ability to build OCI images from Containerfiles.
> 4. Added v2s2 to v2s1 converter.
> 5. Allow administrators to add a signing service.
> 6. Files stored on S3 and Azure now download with the correct filename.
> As you can see, we are using there random tenses and sentence structures.
> I am in favor of establishing one feasible convention for all changelog
> messages. We should strive to use only one tense, e.g. past simple. Then,
> the messages would rather look like this [0]:
> 1. Removed the filter for the field 'digest'.
> 2. Added support for mirror mode.
> Please feel free to support this idea or raise any concerns. If we reach a
> viable consensus I will create a PR which will add a note about acceptable
> changelog messages to the corresponding section here
> https://docs.pulpproject.org/en/master/nightly/contributing/git.html#changelog-update.
> Thank you in advance.
> [0] https://keepachangelog.com/en/1.0.0/#how
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