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Re: changelogs, UNRELEASED, etc

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, gregor herrmann wrote:
> I was thinking about adding DEBCHANGE_MULTIMAINT=no too to
> ~/.devscripts, because or policy says "If someone else changed
> something that has to be noted in debian/changelog, he just adds a
> line to the current entry (dch -a). He should not put his name there
> - the user does not care and we can always check the svn log." -
> Comments?

I don't like that. The changelog is a tool for developers, contributors,
and advanced user maybe. I think it's important to be able to see who did
what without resorting to "svn blame" or "svn log". The names really don't
clutter much.

Furthermore I think it's important for the visibility of one's work and
as you know it's possibly part of the motivation of someone to be properly
credited for their work.

Raphaël Hertzog

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