ambiguity in the guidelines

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Wed Jul 5 20:19:00 UTC 2006

seth vidal wrote:
> Hey,
>  I'd love to hear more comments on this
> I've read the guidelines and I don't see where it mandates the format of
> the changelog lines.

The guidelines indeed don't mandate this. However everybody does it.
I've not apprioved reviews because of the rpmlint warning not doing this

More importantly, without adding the version its really hard to find out
what exactly changed with which release. So even if you can pin a
problem down to showing up after a certain release, you still do not
know what has caused the problem.

I believe the guidelines must be fixed to make adding the version to the
changelog a must! Then the only ambiguity left is that some people put
" - " between the email and the version and others only " ". Now i think
that both are ok as long as they are used consistent within a package.



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