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Re: NEWS.Debian support is here

On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 08:01:38PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Is there any particular reason to keep the "unstable; urgency=low"
> > there?  It's duplication of information in the changelog, and nearly
> > every developer will probably forget to change the information in
> > NEWS.Debian when they change the urgency or distribution in changelog.
> It may be that apt-listchanges could use the info in the future to sort
> news items. It doesn't have to match the value in the changelog.

When merging Joe Drew's patch, I started to add support for sorting the news
items by urgency.  That much, at least, would be useful.  The distribution
is pretty unimportant in the NEWS context, though.

> One nice thing about using standard changelog format is that if someone
> wants to they could add another format, specialised for news
> information, and another parser in /usr/lib/dpkg/parsechangelog/. Of
> course apt-listchanges does its own parsing, so anyone who does that
> would probably be well served by redesigning the parser interface to
> something that apt-listchanges can use. Anyway, it's nice to keep that
> option open.

I filed a wishlist bug about this quite a long time ago (#95579), but got no

 - mdz

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