[R] Changelog maintenance

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 14:58:21 CEST 2011

On 14/09/2011 5:49 AM, Vikram Bahure wrote:
> Hi,
> We are using r-forge to create a package. My query is that how do I keep the
> change log updated. I created the change log by doing the following:
> svn log -v>./inst/changelog
> Also if I do
> svn add ./inst/changelog and
> svn commit -m "Adding changelog"
> then the changelog is one version behind in the commit history. How do I
> solve this?

I wouldn't add the svn log to the package:  it's a waste of space 
there.  Just give a URL to retrieving the log from R-forge.  For example,


will show you the complete log for the tkrgl package within the rgl 
project, and


will show you the complete log for the project.

On the other hand, a changelog is a good thing, but should probably be 
coarser than the svn log.  I would organize it by release version number 
of the package, but other people may do something else.

Duncan Murdoch

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