Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")
On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 06:17:57PM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> yes. And what is when someone is offline and wants to see what
> that bug was about?
It also helps if the maintainer accidently closes the wrong bug
in the Changelog.
* New upstream version (closes: #1111).
means nothing if say bug #1111 is for a completely different package,
People are left wondering "How did this new upstream package fix the
bug in this other package? Was it accidental? Was it deliberate?"
* New upstream version, fixes bad error message (closes: #1111).
Serves two purposes:
#1. Makes it clear that bug #1111 was the wrong bug.
#2. Gives the chance of somebody else being able to look up what bug the
maintainer really intended to close.
Especially, if say, there was a bug #11111 against the same package with
a title "bad error message produced when XXXX".
In this case it becomes pretty obvious that the maintainer probably
forgot to enter an extra digit.
Brian May <email@example.com>