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Re: rawhide report: 20081220 changes

Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 14:13 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le samedi 20 décembre 2008 à 10:54 +0000, Richard Hughes a écrit :
>>> On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 10:45 +0000, Rawhide Report wrote:
>>>> fontpackages-1.12-1.fc11
>>>> ------------------------
>>>> * Fri Dec 19 17:00:00 2008 Nicolas Mailhot <nim at fedoraproject dot org>
>>>> - 1.12-1
>>>> ☺ Add another macro to allow building fontconfig without cycling
>>> Please stop doing this. Just use "*" or "-" like everyone else. Adding
>>> these UTF8 characters adds no value whatsoever.
>> This part of the changelog is in the official freeform UTF-8 plain text
>> format. It seems to work in all our tools including this release update
>> noitification bot.
> Right. There's lots of things that work, if you do them wrong:
> (&&^*&^(*&^(*&^(*&^(*&^(*&^(*&^(*&^*&^(*&^&^%^%$%^$$^%$^%$^(*&^(*^
> (*) update to latest upstream
> (*&(*)(*&)(*&*&(^^%)(*_(*_(*&)*&(*&^&^%(*)_(*)(^%%^%&^%$$%£$£"^$&^
> Spec file ChangeLogs are not free-form text.
> I've got no problem with UTF-8. I just don't think you should be
> masturbating over the fact you can do special bullets.
>> If you disagree with the current rules, ask FPC and FESCO to change
>> them. Please stop trying to change the distribution packaging rules
>> without going through the instances appointed to regulate them.
> No, if you are unhappy with using "- " and want to make all spec file
> authors to use your UTF8 symbols, YOU need to ask FESCO.
> Please, just stick to what everyone else is doing. At the moment it's
> just you that's being difficult.
Yes, Nicolas is being difficult.

But he is correct that the ChangeLog has freeform text after the header.
 So his assertion that forcing packagers to conform to certain symbols
for lists would have to come via a Guideline change is also correct.


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