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Re: Bizarre changelog entries in some gnome packages

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 03:48:54PM +0100, Martin Albert wrote:
>> On Sunday 21 March 2004 02:27, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> > maintainer(s) can lose these changelog messages easily and then
>> I don't think that should happen. Rewriting history is considered bad 
>> practice. Add changes on top that make better packages.
> It's not rewriting history if the changelog didn't document history in
> the first place.

And on what basis do you decide what is history and what is not? 

These malformed changelog entries are definitely a part of the 
package's history. 

Mathieu Roy

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