Builds a rule for generating a ChangeLog file from version control system commit messages. Currently, the only supported VCS is git, but support for others could be added in future.
Defines GENERATE_CHANGELOG_RULES which should be substituted in your Makefile.
@GENERATE_CHANGELOG_RULES@ CHANGELOG_START = 0.2.3^ dist-hook: dist-ChangeLog
ChangeLog (stub committed to VCS):
The ChangeLog is auto-generated when releasing. If you are seeing this, use 'git log' for a detailed list of changes.
This results in a "dist-ChangeLog" rule being added to the Makefile. When run, "dist-ChangeLog" will generate a ChangeLog in the $(top_distdir), using $(CHANGELOG_GIT_FLAGS) to format the output from "git log" being run in $(CHANGELOG_GIT_DIR).
Unless Automake is initialised with the ’foreign’ option, a dummy ChangeLog file must be committed to VCS in $(top_srcdir), containing the text above (for example). It will be substituted by the automatically generated ChangeLog during "make dist".
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