Re: Horrific new levels of changelog abuse
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 12:58:06PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> It looks like you still don't understand my position. As far as I'm
> concerned, all Debian changes *must* be documented in debian/changelog
> regardless of whether they happen to fix Debian bugs.
I think I do understand your position; I simply disagree. I feel that
changes which close Debian bugs should be documented in debian/changelog
whether or not they are Debian-specific changes, because:
- The bug submitter should receive a reasonable explanation for the bug's
closure in the -done message
- Other Debian packages may be affected by the bug, requiring versioned
- The fact that the bug was reported to the Debian BTS means that the bug
(and hence the fix) is relevant to Debian users and deveopers
> That's why the changelog that started this thread is totally unacceptable.
> If they were upstream changes, then they should have been marked as such
> (they were not). If they were Debian changes, then they must be
> documented clearly.
The changelog that started this thread had several serious problems (hence
the "horrific new levels"), any one of which made it insufficient in my