github-changelog

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github-changelog

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PR-based changelog generator with monorepo support

Usage

npx github-changelog
## Unreleased (2018-05-24)

#### :bug: Bug Fix
* [#198](https://github.com/my-org/my-repo/pull/198) Avoid an infinite loop ([@helpful-hacker](https://github.com/helpful-hacker))

#### :house: Internal
* [#183](https://github.com/my-org/my-repo/pull/183) Standardize error messages ([@careful-coder](https://github.com/careful-coder))

#### Commiters: 2
- Helpful Hacker ([@helpful-hacker](https://github.com/helpful-hacker))
- [@careful-coder](https://github.com/careful-coder)

By default github-changelog will show all pull requests that have been merged since the latest tagged commit in the repository. That is however only true for pull requests with certain labels applied. The labels that are supported by default are:

  • breaking (:boom: Breaking Change)
  • enhancement (:rocket: Enhancement)
  • bug (:bug: Bug Fix)
  • documentation (:memo: Documentation)
  • internal (:house: Internal)

You can also use the --from and --to options to view a different range of pull requests:

npx github-changelog --from=v1.0.0 --to=v2.0.0

Monorepo support

If you have a packages folder and your projects in subfolders of that folder github-changelog will detect it and include the package names in the changelog for the relevant changes.

GitHub Token

Since github-changelog interacts with the GitHub API you may run into rate limiting issues which can be resolved by supplying a "personal access token":

export GITHUB_AUTH="..."

You'll need a personal access token for the GitHub API with the repo scope for private repositories or just public_repo scope for public repositories.

Configuration

You can configure github-changelog in various ways. The easiest way is by adding a changelog key to the package.json file of your project:

{
  // ...
  "changelog": {
    "labels": {
      "feature": "New Feature",
      "bug": "Bug Fix"
    }
  }
}

The supported options are:

  • repo: Your "org/repo" on GitHub (automatically inferred from the package.json file)

  • nextVersion: Title for unreleased commits (e.g. Unreleased)

  • labels: GitHub PR labels mapped to changelog section headers

  • wildcardLabel: A label to identify commits that don't have a GitHub PR label which matches a value in labels. (e.g. unlabeled) By default, this has no value. Read more about this option.

  • ignoreCommitters: List of committers to ignore (exact or partial match). Useful for example to ignore commits from bots.

  • cacheDir: Path to a GitHub API response cache to avoid throttling (e.g. .changelog)

wildcardLabel

For some projects, it may be beneficial to list PRs in the changelog that don't have a matching label defined in the configuration labels. Listing these PRs also allows you to review the changelog and identify any PRs that should be re-labeled on GitHub. For example, forgetting to label a breaking change.

{
  // ...
  "changelog": {
    "wildcardLabel": "unlabeled"
  }
}

A default changlog heading of :present: Additional updates is set when a value for wildcardLabel is in the configuration.

## Unreleased (2018-05-24)

#### 🎁 Additional updates
* [#514](https://github.com/my-org/my-repo/pull/514) Setting to mute video ([@diligent-developer](https://github.com/diligent-developer))

You can overwrite the default heading by including the wildcardLabel value in the configuration's labels object. For example:

{
  // ...
  "changelog": {
    "labels": {
      "feature": "New Feature",
      "bug": "Bug Fix",
      "unlabeled": "Unlabeled PRs"
    },
    "wildcardLabel": "unlabeled"
  }
}

License

github-changelog is released under the MIT License.

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