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Re: Documenting new upstream version in ‘debian/changelog’ (was: Uploaded)


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:31:35AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> I wholeheartedly agree with this, and would go further: even if there
> are no Debian BTS reports to close, you should *still* give the
> highlights of a new upstream version in the ‘debian/changelog’.
> I'm utterly uninformed by a bare “New upstream release.”; of course
> it's a new upstream release, I can already see that from the version
> number. This is a changelog, tell me *what changed* in this new upstream
> version.

I don't see the need for this. For most packages upstream's changelog
is installed in /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGE/, which will (hopefully)
explain all you need to know.

Of course, when you're closing bugs, I agree that there should be more
verbosity than "New upstream release".


Ryan Niebur

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