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Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 07:39:38AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> >  * Closes: xxxx
> > 
> > also says this version fixes a problem reported in #xxxx, but I think we
> > can all agree that's not an acceptable entry.
> I most strongly disagree.  The practice of closing upstream bugs with
> the "New upstream version" message has always been common practice.

Just because it was fine three years ago that doesn't mean we have to follow
the same old, insufficient standards today.

I was only ever in the situation where naming closed bugs in the changelog
was non-trivial on two occasions, when the upstream maintainer sent me the
list of bugs he reviewed and said should be closed. Both times I reviewed
the lists myself, to double-check and avoid typos and such. I added short
descriptions the first time, but I was too lazy to do it the second time.
Now that I look back at that changelog, the one where there are no
descriptions looks pretty lame compared to the other.

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