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Re: rudeness in changelogs

On 08-Jan-05, 15:08 (CST), Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 
> Is this really called for in changelogs? Note that the bug reports were
> perfectly polite.

Not really called for, but I understand the frustration with people who
have nothing better to do than nag, and (for the second bug) without
even checking the existing bugs!

> Imagining myself as a student in this class: I complete the requested
> assignment, with luck make an A, only to have the prof post it to the
> internet and then be insulted by perfect strangers as they use my work
> to fix their problems.

These would be the same students who didn't even have the minimum
decency to attempt to notify the upstream authors before publishing
the bugs? I think taking a dig at them in the changelog is the *least*
anyone should do.


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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