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Re: NEWS.Debian abuse

On Wed, Feb 01, 2006 at 01:15:00AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 06:03:06PM -0600, Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 07:36:37PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > Please remove the entry from NEWS.Debian and do not do this again.
> > > Users should not care about who maintains the package.
> > 
> > Why not?  
> IMHO, NEWS.Debian should cover things the users should know in order to
> successfully operate the package.  Knowing who is the maintainer does
> not fall into this category.  If they cared about changes for the Debian
> packaging, they would read up on it in changelog.Debian.gz.

Ok, after a quick look through the existing NEWS.Debian files on my box,
I concede that this is the way most developers use the file.  I still
maintain that the information provided was useful, but it could probably
go in some other place.


Kenneth J. Pronovici <pronovic@debian.org>

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