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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Promote meaningful changelog entries!
  • From: Christoph Thiel <cthiel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 12:07:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <20070219110755.GB23509@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:49:59PM +0100, Robert Schiele wrote:

> > we really need to promote meaningful changelog entries! While looking at
> > a package, that I wanted to push into Factory (Autobuild), I noticed a
> > lot of changelog entries like this:
> >
> > - update to version x.y
> >
> > This isn't exactly meaningful :( Let alone, it won't be checked into
> Could you elaborate a bit why this is not meaningful if what the packager
> did is exactly updating the packaged tool/application to version x.y?

>From a packagers point of view it really boils down to "update to version
x.y". But if you look at it from a user's point of view, it's much more
convenient to not having to go to some URL to figure out what actually
changed and why you should upgrade. This also holds true, especially, for
our Autobuild folks, who review all submissions into Factory (and other
distros). Prj. Managers appreciate those detailed changes, too!

I totally agree this takes some time and can be quite tedious sometimes.. ;)

Christoph Thiel, Tech. Project Management, Research & Development
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG N├╝rnberg)
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