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Re: Accepted kaffe 1:1.1.1-1 (i386 source)

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 06:00:51PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> A script to convert eg.
> * New upstream release .* (Closes: #1, #2, #3)
> to
> * New upstream release \1
>   * fixed "BTS summary line of #1" Closes: #1
>   * fixed "BTS summary line of #2" Closes: #2
>   * fixed "BTS summary line of #3" Closes: #3
> in changelogs would probably go a lot further to correcting this very minor
> issue than reopening dozens of bug reports that belong closed, annoying users
> with BTS garbage, and repeating the same thread on debian-devel over and over.

One big problem with this approach is that the same maintainers who are
too lazy to write proper entries for bug-closers in their changelog
entries are going to be too lazy to ensure that a bug report has a
meaningful summary in the first place.

G. Branden Robinson                |    America is at that awkward stage.
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    It's too late to work within the
branden@debian.org                 |    system, but too early to shoot the
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    bastards.           -- Claire Wolfe

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