Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")
On Sun, Jun 01, 2003, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Is this a new sport in #d-d or something like that? I read that entry
> as "the new upstream version fixes the problem reported in #193497",
> and looking at the BTS that is exactly its meaning.
The point being made is that "#193497 has been fixed" tells you
absolutely nothing. People who know what #194397 is about can only be
droids with too much time in their hands.
Now maybe public humiliation and eternal ridiculation on debian-devel
is not necessary, anyone reading the list should be aware of the issue
now. But I think it can be still useful to send the authors of such
changelogs a courteous private request to read the Developer's Reference,
section 6.3.3, which will certainly improve the overall quality of Debian,
with the additional benefit of not annoying this mailing-list.