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

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 04:04:55PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 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:
> >> 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.

At least don't use the Closes: syntax to do so, please. That will be a
very good way to confuse attempts to track version information ...

(By now I can't tell whether this is regarded as common sense or not,


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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