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Re: Proposal: user-visible list of divergences from upstream

"Eugene V. Lyubimkin" <jackyf.devel@gmail.com> writes:

> I failed to fetch a human-readable patch info for psi in testing from
> patch-tracking.debian.net, for example.

Okay, take another example then:

When looking at the individual patches, you see a pretty precise comment
at the top of each patch why this patch was introduced with references
to the discussions that lead to creation of that patch.

> Also, it would be better to combine several patch into one
> user-visible change in some cases, some patches may not be not
> "listed" at all; typos' fixes in documentation are good, but not too
> serious changes to end users, for example.

I think it is rather hard to draw a line here, because it very much
depends on the POV of the user. End-users are likely not interested in
the source of a program, they want to use it. (Prospective) Maintainers
and upstreams of the package are interested in seeing all patches
anyways. What kind of users would be interested only in "end-user
visible" changes and is it worth the efford of the maintainer to decide
on this?

BTH, I think the maintainer's time is way better spend with
documententing their patches properly.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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