[Pkg-xfce-devel] README: Proposal for unreleased
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Tue Dec 20 18:12:17 UTC 2005
* Simon Huggins <huggie at earth.li>, [2005-12-20 17:41 +0000]:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 02:44:31PM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > 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.
> I find this argument specious - it's all in SVN so if we want to we can
> work out exactly what caused the introduction of a bug.
Yep, I agree. Moreover, an 'upload early and often' strategy requires
efforts and a lot of spare time, with the bad side effect that the more
you upload, the more you may introduce new bugs (not to mention
buildds resources and so on).
> > 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 author.
> I really don't like this. I much prefer the two original formats I
I prefeer them as well, and they're also used by other big project
(apache, for instance). Not that we should do what others do, but
in these situations I like to follow the "de-facto standards".
> > 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.
> Automatic handling isn't a big issue. Sure you've had to change 23
> changelogs and it's a bit of a pain but someone has to then upload 23
> packages and inspect and check them all which is more pain :)
Well, with two DDs in the team it should be theoretically a little bit
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