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Re: Lack of update information

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 09:28 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Julian Sikorski <belegdol gmail com> wrote:
> > Rahul Sundaram pisze:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> A while back, I tried to selectively update some packages and noticed
> >> that the update information provided by package maintainers (seen via
> >> PackageKit) is sorely lacking.
> >>
> >> * Update foo to upstream 2.16.2
> >[..]
> > Btw, how about pulling the data from spec %changelog automatically?
> Well in most cases the changelog will just contain the same "update to x.y.z"
> For some packages the changes just aren't  worth listing.
> For example each iw release only contain minor changes, people that
> really care about them know how to look it up.
> I could also just add "Small fixes and minor updates from upstream"
> but that's the same as "Update to x.y.z".
> Copying the upstream changelog, that must people do not understand
> does not help either.

If they're really such minor and uninteresting changes, why push them
out to users?  Why consume infrastructure resources to build, releng
resources to sign and push, bandwidth resources to mirror, bandwidth
resources and cpu resources on the clients to consume the metadata, and
cpu / disk resources on the clients to do the update?

If you don't have anything interesting to say about the update, maybe
you shouldn't be pushing the update at all.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

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