[Pulp-dev] Changelog conventions

Lubos Mjachky lmjachky at redhat.com
Fri Feb 28 11:04:12 UTC 2020

No inputs have been received for a week. Therefore, the changelog
conventions should remain the same. That is, basically, no rules, and no
conventions at all. I will continue using past simple on my own.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 5:31 PM Ina Panova <ipanova at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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.
> --------
> Regards,
> 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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