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Grunt iVantage SVN Changelog

Build changelogs from your svn commit message history

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0rc7

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

The "ivantage_svn_changelog" task

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named ivantage_svn_changelog to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  ivantage_svn_changelog: {
    internal_log: {
      options: {
        changesetUrl: '{{revision}}'



Type: Array Default: ['feature', 'fix']

Choose the "type" of commits you want rolled into your changelog. Accepted values include:

  • feature
  • fix
  • style
  • docs
  • chore
  • refactor
  • test
  • admin
  • partial

revFrom and revTo

Type: String/Integer Default: 'LAST_SEMVER_TAG' and 'HEAD' respectively

These correspond to the bounds of the changelog, i.e. the range of commits to be included. You may use any actual revision number, e.g. 1204, or one of the strings:

  • 'HEAD'
  • 'LAST_SEMVER_TAG:num-semver-tags-ago'
  • 'TAG:your-tag-here'

The 'LAST_SEMVER_TAG:N' option is meant to support workflows where the changelog is built after tagging the current version for release. In this case you would use 'LAST_SEMVER_TAG:2' to skip over the version you just tagged.


Type: String Default: '#{{revision}}'

A URL for your changeset. Use the placeholder '{{revision}}' for the changeset revision number.


Type: String Default: ''

Where to write your changelog to.


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.


Copyright (c) 2013 iVantage Health Analytics. Licensed under the MIT license.