next changelogs and ppa uploads

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Mon Sep 22 11:54:04 UTC 2014

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On Monday, September 22, 2014 13:41:32 Harald Sitter wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at>
> wrote:
>> > On Monday, September 22, 2014 12:12:36 Harald Sitter wrote:
>> >> I'd like to propose that *all* ppa uploads of next workspace get a
>> >> changelog entry.
>> >>
>> >> objections?
>> >>
>> >> in fact, what are everyone's thoughts on doing this on general
>> >> principle and have a script to then compress ppa entries into one
>> >> version when/if it gets uploaded to the archive?
>> >>
>> >> right now its an outright mess as one has to check a notes page or
>> >> ultimately the ppa to find out what ~ppa version is the latest of a
>> >> given package, having multiple ppas where things could be doesn't
>> >> really help either.
>> >
>> > Let's see the script that compresses the changelog entries first.  A PPA
>> > upload changelog ought to be uploadable to the archive once the ~ppaX is
>> > removed.
>> Let's make a decision before we have someone waste their life on it, shall
>> we?
> OK.  Since next workspace is PPA only for some time, I think it's reasonable
> if there's a script up to when we do the first uploads to the archive, then I
> think we should do it like other packages where the debian/changelog entries
> are pre-compacted.

Mhh, how about putting a metadata file in the relevant branches then?
The file would always contain the latest version.
cat _ppa_version

There's really only those two options IMO. We have to put the data somewhere :S


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