[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Thu May 17 11:52:00 UTC 2018

The branch master has been updated
       via  029c11c21fdd018ec51badaafd34118223055274 (commit)
      from  8d483b2de78619e8592f2558301f3295daf59690 (commit)

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commit 029c11c21fdd018ec51badaafd34118223055274
Author: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>
Date:   Mon May 14 05:38:59 2018 +0200

    Add a note on CHANGES and NEWS in CONTRIBUTING
    Reviewed-by: Matthias St. Pierre <Matthias.St.Pierre at ncp-e.com>
    (Merged from https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/6249)


Summary of changes:
 CONTRIBUTING | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

index 7654862..c0eed39 100644
@@ -53,3 +53,20 @@ guidelines:
     documentation. Please look at the "pod" files in doc/man[1357] for
     examples of our style. Run "make doc-nits" to make sure that your
     documentation changes are clean.
+    7.  For user visible changes (API changes, behaviour changes, ...),
+    consider adding a note in CHANGES.  This could be a summarising
+    description of the change, and could explain the grander details.
+    Have a look through existing entries for inspiration. 
+    Please note that this is NOT simply a copy of git-log oneliners.
+    Also note that security fixes get an entry in CHANGES.
+    This file helps users get more in depth information of what comes
+    with a specific release without having to sift through the higher
+    noise ratio in git-log.
+    8.  For larger or more important user visible changes, as well as
+    security fixes, please add a line in NEWS.  On exception, it might be
+    worth adding a multi-line entry (such as the entry that announces all
+    the types that became opaque with OpenSSL 1.1.0).
+    This file helps users get a very quick summary of what comes with a
+    specific release, to see if an upgrade is worth the effort.

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