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

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 09:36:24 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> said: 

> On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 11:42:44PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:36:20 +1000, Herbert Xu
>> <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> said:
>> > Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>> >> If it caused a Debian bug to be closed, that is a significant
>> >> change in status for the Debian package (it may not be for the
>> >> upstream software being packaged, but it is for my package).
>> > What if the bug was reported after the new Debian package was
>> > uploaded?  Why does it suddenly stop being a significant change?
>> Good point. Shall we mandate that all bug closures be adequately
>> documented in the ChangeLog? I would be quite happy with that.

> Ai. Er, I hope you're not planning to encourage people to upload new
> versions of packages just to add bug numbers to the changelog?
> Because that would be most inefficient and wrong.

	*Sigh*. Has common sense totally escaped the world? I never
 indicated that one upload every other minute or whenever something is
 added to the changelog.

	I do think bug closures be documented in the ChangeLog (I
 shall attempt to do so from now on for every real bug that is closed
 for my packages). I shall not upload for every item in my changelog. 

	And note this does not involve time travel; my changelog would
 document the bug was closed, and explain why: the fact that the
 change was made in the past is OK.

I owe the public nothing. J.P. Morgan
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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