Accepted: xorg 1:7.3+4ubuntu1 (source)

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Fri Nov 16 13:28:03 GMT 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007, Colin Watson wrote:

> This change drops all the previous Ubuntu changelog entries, and also
> doesn't fit the usual pattern for Ubuntu merges from Debian, which is
> something like this:
>  * Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
>    - foo
>    - bar
>    - baz

That was due to me not doing the right thing with git. This package, along 
with xorg-server, is now maintained in, where they have a 
separate branch named (enter drumroll) "ubuntu". See how the first 
xorg-server upload has a correct changelog format :)

> The exact form of the changelog is relatively minor, although your
> change is confusing because it looks like you made all these changes in
> 1:7.3+4ubuntu1 whereas in fact most (?) of them are carried over from
> previous versions. However, dropping the old changelog entries is
> definitely unacceptable because it makes it more difficult to quickly
> look back through the Ubuntu changelog to find out when a change was
> made: instead one has to dig through revision control systems,
> Launchpad, etc. (We allow this for syncs for reasons of practicality,
> but not otherwise.) Please restore the old changelog entries.

Indeed, I'll fix this with the next upload (same thing with xorg-server), 
which will be early next week.


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