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Re: Bizarre changelog entries in some gnome packages

On 23-Mar-04, 07:41 (CST), Mathieu Roy <yeupou@coleumes.org> wrote: 
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> > 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? 

On an individual basis, erroring towards conservation. It's a concept
called "using your judgement", which is not as highly regarded as it
once was. 

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

The changelogs are there to provide useful information to users and
maintainers. The entries under discussion are simply confusing and
pointless. They are preserved in the archives of debian-devel-changes
and (most usefully) debian-curiousa.

I fix spelling errors and other mistakes in changelogs. I don't see
a significant difference with these, and I don't see any value in
preserving a petulant outburst from a frustrated maintainer.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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