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

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> It is my opinion that it is better to make the laughably small effort
> required to make the changelog more valuable.  There is clearly no fault in
> excluding information that you do not have, nor in excluding information
> which you deem to be unimportant.  However, I would argue that changes
> relating to existing, open bug reports are decidedly valuable to include.

Well we'll have to agree to disagree on this.  I still maintain that listing
information that is by nature incomplete is a waste of time.

In any case, I hope that we can at least agree that all Debian changes
should be documented in debian/changelog, regardless of whether they
fix bugs or not.

> This is also useful, in a different way, when upstream does not include a
> useful changelog (kernel-source, for example).

Upstream does actually have a changelog.  It's just not in the tarball.
I'll put it into the next package if I have enough time.

But in any case, having a necessarily incomplete list of upstream changes
still doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
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