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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>        Changelogs, like any precis, are by nature incomplete. (That
> is why they are not called patch sets, but changelogs).  The part
> that makes them valuable stems from the judgment of the maintainer,
> that extracts the information and puts them in a form valuable to a
> end user skimming though, trying to judge the magnitude and nature of
> changes, and the reasons bugs were closed.

Deciding what goes into the changelog based on the magnitude and effects
of changes make some sense, but deciding it based on what has been filed
in the BTS is just pointless.
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