Re: Closing BUGS on a package's changelog
On Sun, Jul 08, 2001 at 01:37:05PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> >> * If this happens to me again, shoud I move all the 'Close' tags on the
> >> REJECTED package to the last version?
> >I saw something like this in some packages:
> > * Fixed in previous upload: Closes #xxx, #yyy, #zzz
> >That made sense to me
> That makes no sense to me; it's just noise in the changelog (and it
> doesn't tell the submitter anything useful, since it doesn't say *how*
> the bugs were fixed ...). There have even been some uploads with no
> other purpose than to close some bugs, which just puts more load on the
> autobuilders for no reason.
Hear, hear. The real reason why a bug was closed should always be listed.
In detail if necessary, there's no byte limit on changelogs!
I've done differently rarely, recently with a new XMMS which closed 17 bugs
and I had to finish the changelog within hours :) The upstream author gave
me a list, and he is reliable. Later a bug submitter found out that we
missed his bug, even. :)
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