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Re: ChangeLog format

Please make sure, whatever alternate upload announcement format you design,
that it is machine-readable so that it can be used to (at least partially)
automate the FTP site administration process. The format should state
in an unambiguous-to-parse fashion the names of all files uploaded, the
size and MD5 checksum of the files, and the expected destination of those
files. I'd like it to be possible to at least partially automate the FTP
archive-management process and to audit the FTP site using the
package-announcement files.

Having the input script for the debian-changes mailing list translate
the machine-readable upload announcement to something more
human-readable might be a desirable feature.



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