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

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 19:51:07 +1000, Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> said: 

> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 11:42:44PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>> > What if the bug was reported after the new Debian package was
>>> > uploaded?  Why does it suddenly stop being a significant change?

> This is meant to be a rhetorical question.

	It turned out to be closer to the mark than you suspected ;-)

>> My answer to Herbert would be "it would be nice, but unfortunately
>> time travel is not yet among our capabilities".

> Which just proves that listing things in the changelog on the basis
> of bug reports is meaningless.  Listing things that actually have
> changed in Debian is what it was meant for in the first place. 

	I disagree. Changelogs for debian packages should document all
 changes that happened to the package -- and this include bugs that
 were closed, and the reaons thereof. No inconsistency.

	Thank you for helping me make my argument.

In any problem, if you find yourself doing an infinite amount of work,
the answer may be obtained by inspection.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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