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Any Need For The CHANGES File?

 
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Any Need For The CHANGES File?
 
This is just me being nit-picky, but is there any reason that the CHANGES file still exists in the root Moodle directory? Moodle Docs & CVS do a great job of documenting changes from release to release. The file doesn't seem to have been updated for a few years now.

Thanks,
Bryce
 
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Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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I second that and vote for the removing of that useless file from all current Moodle distributions.
Joseph
 
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C'est moi :-)
Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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I was about to say my +1 for that, but i've verified, and i only find the CHANGES file in an old Moodle 1.5 distribution, and not in the others i have on my server (1.6.x+, 1.7.x+, 1.8.x+, 1.9 dev) wink

There is a README.txt file in all distributions, but i think this one must stay smile
 
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Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
 
Hmm. I think it's still there. Take a look at the CVS trunk.
 
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C'est moi :-)
Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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I can't help with CVS (i don't use it), but with the moodle-latest-xx.tgz, the CHANGES file isn't there...
 
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Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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... but it is in a clean CVS download of HEAD.
It should not be there.
 
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wen photo
Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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So.. could Martin or anyone remove it? I have to say that I second to remove the CHANGES from the CVS trunk, however, I did find the following link useful (but it is not sync with the CHANGES in CVS, although they share the same filename):

http://download.moodle.org/stable18/CHANGES

This link could always give me a quick idea what recent changes were committed into the core. Maybe the key is to make the CHANGES file sync with that file (link)?
 
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Martin Dougiamas
Re: Any Need For The CHANGES File?
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Yes, this one is generated daily. The one in CVS is not updated anymore - I've removed it now. smile
 
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Huzzah! Thanks Martin.
 
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