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

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 12:37:12AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> a tapot? :
> > On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 10:07:50AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> > 
> > > Manoj Srivastava writes:
> > > > A changelog entry implies a change in the package. Changes in the package
> > > > that close bugs , whether from upstream or not, must be mentioned in the
> > > > changelog. Is this simplistic enough to be clear?
> > > 
> > > In the absence of policy to that effect, no.
> > 
> > Do we need to legislate good sense now?
> In fact, that's why laws exist. Because "good sense" can be very
> questionnable, much more than a good law.
> In fact, the only solution to end this thread is a clear policy. In the
> meantime, anarchy can bring chaos in changelogs.

Debian policy is not a code of laws; I was using 'legislate' metaphorically.

"Good sense" in this case has to do with the quality of one's work regarding
a volunteer effort.  If you do not believe in this idea, then I doubt your
hand could be forced by a document.

 - mdz

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