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Re: NEWS.Debian support is here



On Sun Jul 06, 04:58pm -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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,
> etc.)

If you can make apt-listchanges understand the pared-down format,
perhaps the others will support it eventually too.

I don't care a whole lot about it myself, but it *does* look a lot nicer
:)



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