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

On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 22:29:56 +1000, Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> said: 

> Josip Rodin <joy@srce.hr> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 09:07:00PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
>>> what if the maintainer uploads a new upstream release which
>>> happens to fix bug #xxx, and then sends a message by hand to
>>> xxx-done@bugs.debian.org with the message "This bug is fixed in
>>> upstream version x.y.z".
>> The submitter would still have little information on what happened.
>> It's not like anything bad would happen to the maintainer if they
>> say a bit less tersely what closed the bug.

> Let me make this a bit more concrete.  Let's say that a user files a
> bug report saying that the kernel crashes when he does X, or that
> doing Y does not work as documented, or feature Z is missing from
> the package.

> What exactly is wrong with a message sent to the BTS by hand saying
> the "this is fixed in upstream version x.y.z"? Do we really expect
> our developpers to hunt down the technical details of each upstream
> bug fix before closing them? Does the user really care?

	Cause I need to go trolling for external references at a time
 I may not be able to to see what the bug was, and how it was
 fixed. What is so onerous about stating :
  * upstream version x.y.z changed locking for struct A that fixes the
    crash when doing Y;                              closes: Bug#12345
  * upstream version x.y.z changed documentation to match the actual
    behaviour when user does Y                       closes: Bug#12347
  * upstream version x.y.z now includes feature Z    closes: Bug#12349

	Anyone so extrmely lazy as to find writing changelog entries
 like above is likely too lazy to be doing a good job as a maintainer.

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