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Re: Proposal for 5.16: Kill the Changes file

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Rocco Caputo
July 1, 2011 22:02
Re: Proposal for 5.16: Kill the Changes file
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On Jun 8, 2011, at 23:12, David Golden wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Craig A. Berry <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
>>> These days, the Changes file is a set of pointers into git and
>>> historical tarballs rather than a literal record of all Changes
>>> in the distribution.
>>> It needs updating for each and every release.
>> I can't see any reason that it should, except for updating the example
>> git command with tag names corresponding to new version numbers.  And
>> I don't see the necessity of having updated version numbers for an
>> example intended to demonstrate digging through historical changes.
> Seriously, just stick "automate generation of Changes file" on a 5.16
> blocker list and someone will get to it eventually.

Already "done", maybe.  I can put it on github if it's interesting:

Sample output:

Dist::Zilla version (obviously not for core development):

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