A git log to CHANGELOG.md tool
changelog-maker is a formalisation of the Node.js CHANGELOG.md entry process but flexible enough to be used on other repositories.
changelog-maker will look at the git log of the current directory, pulling entries since the last tag. Commits with just a version number in the summary are removed, as are commits prior to, and including summaries that say
working on <version> (this is an io.js / Node ism).
After collecting the list of commits, any that have
PR-URL: <url> in them are looked up on GitHub and the labels of the pull request are collected, specifically looking for labels that start with
semver (the assumption is that
semver-major labels are used to indicate non-patch version bumps).
Finally, the list is formatted as Markdown and printed to stdout.
Each commit will come out something like this (on one line):
* [[`20f8e7f17a`]()] -**test**: remove flaky test functionality (Rod Vagg)[#812]()
changelog-makeron the command-line, the default GitHub repo is computed from the
package.jsonthat exists on
cwd, otherwise fallback to
nodejs/node, you can change this by supplying the user/org as the first argument and project as the second. e.g
changelog-maker joyent node.
:, this is treated as a special label and rendered in bold
semver*labels on the pull request referred to in their
PR-URLhave those labels printed out at the start of the summary, in bold, upper cased.
PR-URLdata, if it matches the assumed repo (default: nodejs/node) then just a
#followed by the number, if another repo then a full
When printing to a console some special behaviours are invoked:
doc:are rendered in grey
semver*label on the pull request referred to in their
PR-URLare rendered in bold green
$ npm i changelog-maker -g
changelog-maker [--simple] [--group] [--start-ref=<ref>] [--end-ref=<ref>] [github-user[, github-project]]
github-project should point to the GitHub repository that can be used to find the
PR-URL data if just an issue number is provided and will also impact how the PR-URL issue numbers are displayed
--simple: print a simple form, without additional Markdown cruft
--group: reorder commits so that they are listed in groups where the
xyz:prefix of the commit message defines the group. Commits are listed in original order within group.
--start-ref=<ref>: use the given git
<ref>as a starting point rather than the last tag. The
<ref>can be anything commit-ish including a commit sha, tag, branch name. If you specify a
--start-refargument the commit log will not be pruned so that version commits and
working on <version>commits are left in the list.
--end-ref=<ref>: use the given git
<ref>as a end-point rather than the now. The
<ref>can be anything commit-ish including a commit sha, tag, branch name.
--filter-release: exclude Node-style release commits from the list. e.g. "Working on v1.0.0" or "2015-10-21 Version 2.0.0" and also "npm version X" style commits containing only an
-q: do not print to
-a: process all commits since beginning, instead of last tag.
-h: show usage and help.
changelog-maker is Copyright (c) 2015 Rod Vagg @rvagg and licenced under the MIT licence. All rights not explicitly granted in the MIT license are reserved. See the included LICENSE.md file for more details.