Re: Developer names within debian/changelog
Thijs Kinkhorst <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Nearly all of the changelog is currently not machine-parsable, with
> notable exclusion of the first and last line (-- author), and the
> closes: statements. Everything else, like descriptions of files
> changed, bugs fixed, translations updated, release codenames and indeed
> maintainer names are there only for humans to read.
This is not *completely* true; lintian parses the changelog for certain
words and conventions and will whine if you don't follow them. But
lintian tends to be a weird special case about some of these things.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>