Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Chris Weyl wrote:It's hardly a "small additional cost", especially when looked at in aggregate; this would be an additional non-automateable step required for every update release that is of very questionable value/utility tothe vast majority of our users.I wouldn't say that. Currently it is of questionable value currently but it would be much more valuable without just version bumping and more careful thought put into justifying the need for updates. Every update adds to a large cost in terms of build time, bandwidth, potential regressions etc.
I find it unreasonable to ask of package maintainers to take the role of technical writers. Anything beyond copy/pasting will widen the gap between packages maintained by native english speakers and packages that aren't. ChangeLog typically contains a large number of fairly detailed technical changes that has no place in the RPM spec log or in bodhi. i think it's unreasonable to ask anything more that a comment such as 'bug fix release' or 'introduces some new features'.