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

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Nov 16 13:37:35 GMT 2007

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 03:28:03PM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> 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".

Having these revision-controlled is definitely an improvement; although
since changelog entries are generally typed by hand I'm not sure how the
revision control system matters here. Or was that changelog generated

> > 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.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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