Use of [XY] initials in debian/changelog

Jörg Sommer joerg at
Tue Jan 8 20:25:00 UTC 2008

Hallo Rafael,

Rafael Laboissiere schrieb am Thu 03. Jan, 22:45 (+0100):
> Some time ago we decided to tag the items in debian/changelog with the [XY]
> initials of the person responsible for each item. Unfortunately we have not
> followed this rule in a systematic way (for instance, I inadvertently used
> another convention in jed-extra 2.4.2-1).

But not in jed.

> I will try to follow the rule more carefully in the future.  I am wondering
> whether we can change it slightly to require that the [XY] tag goes in the
> beginning of the item, in order to improve the legibility of the file.  Look
> at the lintian changelog [1], for instance.

I prefer the tag at the end.

Bye, Jörg.
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