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Re: Multiple upstream changelog files



Am Dienstag, den 30.01.2007, 01:54 +0100 schrieb Magnus Holmgren:
> I better ask this once and for all...
> 
> I maintain a package where the upstream author has two changelog files: A 
> brief one called Changes, summarizing the changes, and a detailed one called 
> ChangeLog, which contains a detailed list of changes made to the various 
> source files. Which one should be installed as "changelog"?
> 
> I'd guess the brief one, since it's the one users are most likely to want to 
> read first, but on the other hand it looks a bit confusing with both a 
> changelog(.gz) and a ChangeLog.

I agree to this. I normally prefer to install the NEWS file (release
changelog) instead of the ChangeLog file (file changelog). It's shorter
and easier to understand. File changelogs are often very detailed and
important information is hard to find.

Regards, Daniel



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