Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")
On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 17:12:34 -0500, John Hasler <email@example.com> said:
> mdz writes:
>> Do we need to legislate good sense now?
> If you want all bug closures mentioned in the Debian changelog,
> change policy so that it says so. I read the present policy
> document as requiring that the Debian changelog mention only changes
> to the Debian-specific part of the package. If this is not what you
> mean, clarify it.
Policy is not a common sense of good practices document, so
not all things that are recommended practices shall ever go into
On the flip side, if a developer only does whatever is demanded
by policy, but refuses to do things that improve the experience for
the users (in this case, people reading bugs-dist or apt-listchabges
output), then that developer is creating sub optimal packages. The
attitude "I'll only do what policy demands" indicates that the
packages are likely to be lower quality, since the goal is to pass a
lintitan check, not to improve the package.
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