ambiguity in the guidelines
rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Jul 6 13:08:39 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 08:51 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 July 2006 16:13, seth vidal wrote:
> > I'd love to hear more comments on this
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=197699
> > I've read the guidelines and I don't see where it mandates the format of
> > the changelog lines.
> After reading all the comments, my opinion is
> A) Changelog format should not be a MUST, we could allow for some flexibility
> in the packager.
> B) There could be a generic 'The changelog SHOULD have the version-release
> noted in it somewhere' rule, where that version-release winds up is up to the
> packager, and its a should rather than a Must. Reviews shouldn't be blocked
> because of this, its just a suggested practice.
I fail to see how this would be helpful.
All this (and the warning in rpmlint) does, is to add confusion. I
prefer strict and clear guidelines.
1) CHANGELOGNAME is a freeform string. You can stick anything into it
you might find useful.
2) Mandate a text format for CHANGELOGNAME. No exceptions allowed.
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