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From Harish JP <...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Getting rid of CHANGES.txt
Date Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:51:47 GMT

On 13-Mar-2017, at 9:19 AM, Jonathan Eagles <jeagles@gmail.com> wrote:

+1 All in favor of this.

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 11:35 AM, Siddharth Seth <sseth@apache.org> wrote:

> We've been following a process where the Fix Version for any committed jira
> is set to include the current version on all branches that the patch goes
> to. Given this, I think we can generate a change-list / release notes quite
> easily when a release is required.
> Before a release, this can easily be looked up via jira, or the commit
> history for that matter.
> CHANGES.txt at the moment seems to cause conflicts (Pretty much all
> cherry-picks on branch-0.8 will have a CHANGES.txt conflict). There's also
> unnecessary noise, and the file often gets into an inconsistent state, if a
> batch is back-ported to a branch after the initial commit to master
> (CHANGES.txt on master needs to be updated to commit the patch to an older
> branch)
> I think we can do without this file at this point. Any reasons to keep it?
> Thanks,
> Sid

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