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Re: Bug#190302: Misusage of changelog!

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 02:26:10PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:

> On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 04:58:01AM -0500, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis
> wrote:
> > On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 11:16:51AM +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> [...]
> > >  Btw., your line for "Upstream fix: closes:" is not very helpful for
> > >  the bug submitters neither. They'd have to check their records to see
> > >  what this bug really was. Please add informations on what was fixed
> > >  so it can be seen offline, too.
> > 
> > I really don't see the point in this. Submitters always have a copy of
> > their report, so they have evrything they need.
> [...]
> Which does not help everybody else at all, who have just the meaningless
> changelog and are using apt-listchanges to read it before installation.
> Putting just numbers in the changelog makes it list of links, that is
> completely useless if you are offline.

Also, keep in mind that the bug submitter is NOT the only person who cares
about the bug!  Other people need and want to know what changes were made
from version to version--this is the purpose of the changelog, not just a
convenient way to close bugs!

 - mdz

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