Re: Changelog issues with (among others) tkdiff 1:3.08-4
On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 12:01:40PM -0400, Lukas Geyer wrote:
> Brian Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I really enjoy reading a well-written changelog (and I'm subscribed to
> > d-d-changes so I tend to read them all), so I'm interested in improving
> > the quality of ones that aren't quite up-to-par. If there's a consensus
> > that it's futile or pointless effort, I'll readily stop.
> What about just contacting the maintainer in private? Why does this
> have to be on -devel? I think it is nice to have a meaningful
> changelog, but the human race and Debian will survive some
> not-quite-up-to-par changelog entries. If this was a separate bug, I
> would consider it "minor", and thus not worth Cc-ing to -devel.
The idea behind discussing problems in public, even when they are not going
to be fixed, is to prevent the same problems from happening in the future.