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Re: Bizarre changelog entries in some gnome packages

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 07:28:20AM -0800, Number Six wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 03:03:30PM +0000, Stephen Quinney wrote:
> > I find changelog entries like those I am listing below to be very, very
> > unhelpful. They are truly bizarre. I do not want to have to piece
> > together changelog entries from loads of different packages to discover
> > some silly hidden message. Also, messages such as "GNOME suck" leave me
> > with the opinion that a package maintainer does not care for their
> > packages.  (Maybe if I pieced together all the bits I would get the real
> > context and see the funny joke).
> Here are the message in the correct order:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-curiosa/2004/debian-curiosa-200403/msg00017.html
> You can decide if they were funny (I didn't think it was over the line).  

Debian isn't use only by hackers and Debian developers.

What will an average user who searches in a years for something in a
changelog file think about the quality of the software when he sees such 
changelog entries?



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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