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Re: NEWS.Debian support is here

On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 04:31:22PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 07:13:23PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Would this work just as well?
> > [example without distribution and urgency]
> It would work just as well.  The changelog format was used unmodified for
> purposes of simplicity.  Tools already know how to parse it, and its format
> is already reasonably specified in the documentation.

To clarify, I meant that such a format would meet the need of NEWS.Debian.
However, the existing tools would not understand it.

I do not see the extra unused information as a problem, and it lets us use
existing tools for creating and editing NEWS.Debian (debchange, dpkg-dev-el,

 - mdz

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