Re: Changelogs (Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e"))
On Sat, 14 Jun 2003 09:34:27 +1000, Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> 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.
Well, in my opinion changes which cause bugs reported against
the package to be closed are changes of some significance; but that
is just me.
Malek's Law: Any simple idea will be worded in the most complicated
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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