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Re: rawhide report: 20031021 changes

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Build System wrote:

>Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 06:03:49 -0400
>From: Build System <buildsys redhat com>
>To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
>List-Id: For developers, developers, developers <fedora-devel-list.redhat.com>
>Subject: rawhide report: 20031021 changes

Just a suggestion....   These emails are useful, but they could 
be greatly improved upon IMHO.  It appears that when a package 
gets updated, it's complete changelog, or a large portion of it 
gets sent out in the emails, the majority of which is ancient 
information from as far back as 1999, which only blurs the actual 
useful information of what has changed.  I suggest that the 
changelogs are trimmed to only include the relevant changes since 
the last rawhide push, or if that's too difficult to implement, 
just include the last 2-4 changelog entries so that the most 
relevant and recent changes are shown only.

Also, it is hard when scanning through the emails to visually 
spot where one package's changes begin and another ends.  I 
recommend putting a single line of "###################" 
characters between each package changelog to provide a visual cue 
to allow people to more easily scan through the emails and find 
the information that might be useful to them.

If XFree86's changelog got posted verbatim in these emails, some 
people's MTAs would probably reject the email based on size 
alone.  ;o)   I don't think anyone is interested in bugs Bero 
fixed in XFree86 back in 1999 for example.  ;o)

Again, just a suggestion...   What do others in the community 
think about the idea?

Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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