New website - CVS log policy

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Mon Aug 25 04:40:29 PDT 2003

(In order to minimise the damage done by cross-posting, follow-ups only 
to website at please)

As everybody should be aware of right now, a major feature of the new
website are the newspages. These will be our online "view in the 
kitchen" of LFS-related development. See for a full 
description of the newspages.

Anyway, the reason I crosspost this mail is a request for those with CVS 
commit permissions:

please make your CVS logs meaningful in an online context!

There is only so much information which we're able to extract from CVS 
and show on the website and this is necessary in order to make the 
newspages usefull.The current CVS logs on the LFS, BLFS and hints 
newspages are not (always) descriptive enough to get a real idea what 
changes have happened (see 
eg. and and

I've tried to give an example of a meaningful online CVS log at

As a guideline, try to write in the CVS commit log that which you also 
write in the {B}LFS changelog.


Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at
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