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Re: Bug#190302: Misusage of changelog!

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 09:58:25PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> Then why do you limit your critic to the bug closed. Which bugs are
> closed are often the least interisting item of a new version.
> While I agree a "New version" is quite a short changelog entry, and most
> likely would be better if describing the new version, upstream changes
> have quite often much things changed. And I'd rather prefer more
> important changes described there, than that one specific bug was fixed.

Manoj often does that with his package uploads, and there's nothing
wrong with that.  I've been known to do the same with xtrs.  I don't
with XFree86 because my changelogs are already plenty large enough.  :)

I think bug reports are different in that a user has actually gone to
the trouble of initiating contact with us, and it is just common
courtesy to not dismiss legitimate concerns with a message like "Closed.
Whatever.  Go dig up the reason for yourself."

We should collaborate with the people who go to the trouble of
identifying flaws in the software we distribute; we shouldn't dismiss

(None of the above observations necessarily has anything to do with the
sorts of bugs that shouldn't get closed by a changelog entry; i.e.
non-bugs, a hysterical rant masquerading as a bug report, or spam to the

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