[gst-devel] Re: [gst-cvs] rbultje gst-plugins-base: gst-plugins-base/ gst-plugins-base/gst-libs/gst/audio/

David Schleef ds at schleef.org
Mon May 23 12:50:49 CEST 2005

On Mon, May 23, 2005 at 11:07:40AM -0700, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> CVS Root:       /cvs/gstreamer
> Module:         gst-plugins-base
> Changes by:     rbultje
> Date:           Mon May 23 2005  11:07:40 PDT
> Log message:
> * gst-libs/gst/audio/gstringbuffer.c: (gst_ringbuffer_clear):
> This can't be good.

This can't be good _what_?

Sorry to pick this one out randomly, but I've noticed a number of
changelog entries lately of dubious quality, some of which have
been mine.  As a guideline, I write changelog entries that 1) have
global meaning, 2) explain what was wrong, 3) explain why it was
fixed the way it was, and 4) explain what still needs to be done.
In most cases, a simple sentence can cause the reader to guess
the others correctly -- even the entry "make the compiler happy"
satisfies this.  If you choose one hacking-related thing to be
anal about, please make it changelog entries.

Note that this is not a general rant -- the previous 10 changlog
entries to this one are fine.


David Schleef
Big Kitten LLC (http://www.bigkitten.com/) -- data acquisition on Linux

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