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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Re: [PATCH] - cut *.changes message after 30 lines (as request by darix)
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 08:33:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <201005120833.50570.ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
Michael Schroeder wrote:
On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 04:02:24PM +0200, Lubos Lunak wrote:
I don't deny software projects their occassional user-level
changelog.txt which has all irrelevant developer actions removed, but
OBS is pretty much for developers anyway. And right now, .changes looks
like a drop-in to counter for the suboptimal history tracking OBS has.

Nonsense. The .changes (and thus rpm's %changelog) is intended for
the end user that installs packages, not the developer. The information
should be displayed in YaST/zypper, so the user can make an informed
decision if he wants to install/update a package.

Nonsense :). Updates for factory are rejected if they do not have a
.changes
entry, so we are required to add things like 'remove obsolete build
requirement' or 'compile fix' to the changelog that users could not care
less
about. This is even documented somewhere in the wiki.

So what? That's a local policy thing from Factory. Factory is not
the build service.

The policy is that packages that get out to customers and have different
version/release must have different changelogs, so that a custumer can
see what has changed.

That's not the case though as automatic rebuilds don't leave a
changelog entry.

cu
Ludwig

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