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Re: Upstream changelog

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:

> In all the packages I've seen with something like this, the ChangeLog was
> included as changelog.gz and NEWS was included as NEWS.gz.

Yes, please stick to the standard conventions unless upstream differs
by much. If the .tar.gz contains NEWS, and you ship that as changelog,
that's just confusing.

FWIW, I often try to summarize the most important bullets from NEWS
into my debian/changelog. I.e.

  * New upstream version:
    + Frobbing widgets is now supported.
    + Various tweaks to the gunk-engine.
    + More new bugs than old ones.

Thats good because people reading debian-devel-changes can see it
before downloading anything. And changelog.Debian is in a standard
location for /all/ Debian packages.


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