[Fedora-packaging] Suggested specification to changelog guidelines

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 03:49:33 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 05:06:18PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Jussi Lehtola <jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org> writes:
> > I'd like to suggest
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/ChangelogStyles
> > for discussion.
> Not a good idea.  Different people do this differently, and
> since some of those people are doing bulk rebuilds, there's no
> way to guarantee that exactly the same format will be followed
> in all the historical entries in a changelog.  Or do you envision
> that people will actually retroactively change old log entries
> to match their preferred format?  Now *that* would be a bad idea.
I pretty much agree with Tom's arguments here.  Jussi, if you want to put
this up for a vote you can but I don't think it would pass without showing:

1) what the benefits are

2) how to address Tom's concerns about old log entries, multiple
maintainers, etc.

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