Flawed Commit Strategy
Developers often want to condense their
git log output. However without a proper
git commit strategy (and conventions), those condensed outputs are still flawed.
For details on condensed git log outputs, see Improve your Git Log Output
git lg output for a typical project:
This output shows branch merges and activity/commits on other branches. This pollutes the log output and also prevents auto-generation of ChangeLogs.
Production Commit Strategy
What is desired is something like this:
Here ^ our commit history in
master is flat, linear, and easily scanned.
Notice the use of commit message conventions (eg
fix(core): align breakpoints...). See Angular Git Commit Conventions for details and requirements.
ChangeLog Generation (from Commits)
With a flat commit history and consistent commit conventions, changelogs can be easily generated using Gulp Conventional Changelog Tools.
Consider the ChangeLog generated for the above ^ condensed output: