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Re: Bug#417261: dch: please use dates in UTC



On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 03:11:23PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> I share the feeling of "niceness" of the personal touch, but this isn't
> a technical reason, and the point of uniforming a timezone so that it's
> easier to compare dates among different changelog is definitely a valid
> one.

Is comparing dates of different changelogs a serious usecase? Given that
it doesn't neccessarily bear a relation to the date of upload,
particularly if a package build is heavily tested before uploading...

Upload dates themselves are somewhere else in the system...

debian-changes-dist@l.d.o, or something like that? _That_ should be
easy to compare, because it's a single chronological log, formatted
like a set of emails.

Granted, those are not exactly upload dates... But they're prolly closer
to what you think you want to know.

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