If your code/project always uses Pull Requests to add/fix stuff in your code (e.g. no direct commits on
master), then Changelog Generator will come in handy. It’s a CLI tool (written in PHP) that automatically fetches all closed PRs and Issues between the targetted and the previously tagged release.
Installation is possible using Composer:
$ composer require jwage/changelog-generator
Once installed, run it like so:
$ changelog-generator generate --user=jwage --repository=changelog-generator --milestone=0.0.7
The snippet above will check all closed PRs and Issues that landed in between the
0.0.7 release and the one before (e.g.
0.0.6) of the repo
0.0.7 ===== - Total issues resolved: **1** - Total pull requests resolved: **4** - Total contributors: **3** Improvement ----------- - [47: Upgrade Doctrine Coding Standards to 5.0](https://github.com/jwage/changelog-generator/pull/47) thanks to @jwage - [43: Generate alternative (Setext, without #) Markdown format for headers](https://github.com/jwage/changelog-generator/pull/43) thanks to @Majkl578 - [38: Fix: Provide missing required php version in composer](https://github.com/jwage/changelog-generator/pull/38) thanks to @prisis - [32: Upgrade PHPStan to 0.10](https://github.com/jwage/changelog-generator/pull/32) thanks to @jwage
--prepend --file=CHANGELOG.md options, will automatically prepend its output to
In case you don’t always want to type the arguments you could define it as a custom composer command/script into your own project, or use a config file which is also supported.