[Pkg-xfce-devel] README: Proposal for
unreleased packages/changelog entries
corsac at corsac.net
Tue Dec 20 16:35:54 UTC 2005
Jani Monoses wrote:
> > On top of this I'd like to propose that whereever possible we use a
> > common format for changes which are made by more than one person.
> > I personally like:
> > * (Simon Huggins)
> > * blah1
> > * blah2
> > * (Yves-Alexis Perez)
> > * blah3
> > * blah4
> > etc.
> I *strongly* agree here, the method based only on initals was less
> clear IMHO.
> On the topic of more people contributing to a changelog:
> ideally it would be easier if once a person changed something and added
> a changelog
> in svn it was followed by uploading to the archive. Hence changes by one
> person only per debian revision.
I'm against uploading at each and every changes. No need to overload
buildd. Don't forget we have lots of archs... But sure we could upload
> This may not be practical because of the time a package needs to be
> tested before being considered
> ready for upload, but we should still strive for upload 'early and
> often' IMHO, for avoiding bottlenecks
> and the introduction of unrelated changes in a revision which
> theoretically make bug hunting harder.
It's up to the DD to decide if the package is OK for upload, and it
> In the cases when an upload is not made in time and another commiter has
> changes to the package
> I think the layout of the changelog would be better if it was a stricter
> format, so instead of what is above
> we had:
> *blah1 (Simon Huggins)
> *blah2 (Emanuele Rocca)
> *blahn (Simon Huggins)
> so they are added chronologically (as the changelogs themselves) not per
> this would make automatic handling a lot easier (I am now sedding across
> the files, and adding
> Bump Version to 3.6.2 (Jani Monoses) to 23 files would be way easier if
> the format wasn't hierarchical and
> the corresponding header didn't have to be looked up.
> Also grepping for changes by a person would be a lot more straightforward.
> The legibility of it will still be very good even if it wasn't _that_ pretty
> And if legibility was affected it would mean they are way too many
> changes and it's time for an upload ;)
> please consider this format before starting to update existing
> changelogs en-masse
> thank you
corsac at hidalgo: grep -R fuck /usr/src/linux-2.6.14 | wc -l
corsac at hidalgo: grep -R luck /usr/src/linux-2.6.14 | wc -l
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