On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 01:24:19PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote: > I think that this need would be adequately met by suggesting that news items > be placed ahead of other changelog entries, and clearly marked. This is the > kind of thing that should be done anyway in a proper changelog. That way, > we have the best of both worlds in the same file. People (like me) who are > used to reading the changelog don't have to look in two places, and people > who only want the news can have that as well. I'm not sure that this is such a good idea. What I personally look for in a changelog and a NEWS file are very different things. The changelog should be a very brief overview of what has changed, not going into any great detail about the changes themselves. A NEWS file ought to be much more verbose, explaining things in more detail and giving any procedures required to handle incompatible changes. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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