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Re: NEWS.Debian files

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 07:49:56PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:

> 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.

This sounds exactly backwards.  The NEWS file should give brief, important
notices, while the changelog verbosely describes changes.

 - mdz

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