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Re: original package changelogs

On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 14:00 +0000, Seger, Mark wrote:
> Is there any standard (or desired format).  Since I intend to include
>  both my release notes and an automatically generated changelog, it
>  should be pretty easy to create the log headers in any format people
>  would like to see.

As an upstream author, you can use whatever format, and it won't affect
Debian too much.  (It only really affects distributions when it's
mentioned by the license, e.g. the GPL has something about keeping a
record of changes, but I doubt it's always followed.)  Plain text is
preferred, I suppose.

You might want to look at the GNU Coding Standards:


Emacs has functions for creating that format, of course. :)  But maybe
that's more detailed than you're looking for, if you're planning on
generating one automatically.

I think this is beyond the scope of the debian-mentors mailing list, so
perhaps you should follow this up in private/elsewhere.

Tim Retout <tim@retout.co.uk>

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