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FS#380 "changes.log not readable" error message with fresh wiki install
When using a new DW install, an error message is displayed: "./data/changes.log is not readable."
This error is displayed because the file has not been created yet of course, but is a bit annoying when you start with a fresh wiki.
A solution might be to include an empty changes.log file in the release.
problem with adding an empty changes.log is that when upgrading a wiki, the current changes.log risks getting written over, which means you no longer have 'Recent Changes' (this page is blank) and if you look at the revisions of a page, you no longer have the change summary (the old versions are of course still there). How about putting a 'changes.log.dist' file?
As christopher said it's not wise to include changes.log in the distribution. An empty changes.log.dist wouldn't add any benefit.