Accepted: ubuntu-dev-tools 0.33 (source)
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Mon Jul 21 12:30:59 BST 2008
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:13:33 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 10:18:22PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > Scott Kitterman [2008-07-18 16:12 -0400]:
> > > I'm quite suprised to find this point controversial.
> > Actually, me too, just for exactly opposite reasons (avoiding
> > stating the obvious repeatedly, which is reflected by the fact that
> > the changelog is added completely mechanically).
> > I'm interested in a quick straw-poll whether other people would like
> > to return back to the old behaviour. In that case, I'm ok with
> > reverting the change and just biting my tongue when reading future
> > changelogs and merge logs.
> I find documenting the Maintainer field change to be useless noise,
> and do not document it myself. As a frequent apt-listchanges user, I
> would appreciate not having my pager filled with endless duplicates
> of tedious process verbiage. It should not be mentioned in merge
> changelogs either.
+1 ... let's document the really important changes to the packages, but
not the Maintainer update we need to do when we touch packages from
debian and changing them.
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