[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: NEWS.Debian files



On Mon, 08 Jul 2002 at 12:54:28PM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
> Changelogs are often very verbose, with an entry for every change made
> to every file (hi Branden). The idea is to make debconf notes (which are
> intrusive, confusing and unnecessary) go away (or at least change into
> debconf "warnings" which are more along the lines of what they're
> intended for iirc) but still make it easy for people to read important
> news, like file format breakage.
> 
> If NEWS data were interspersed with changelog entries, it could be
> difficult for people to read it if they weren't running apt-listchanges
> (which presumably would separate them out) (and we can't expect
> everybody to run apt-listchanges). Having an easily readable file, like
> NEWS.Debian, which is also machine-readable, like the changelog format,
> would give us the best of both worlds, without the disgustingness of
> debconf notes (of which I too am guilty).
> 
Couldn't we just highlight important things by:

A) Butting them at the top of the changelog

AND/OR

B) Bulletizing them some how?


-- 
Phil

PGP/GPG Key:
http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/
wget -O - http://www.zionlth.org/~plhofmei/ | gpg --import

Attachment: pgpPd7VkvEzV1.pgp
Description: PGP signature


Reply to: