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Re: how to show upstream changes to the user



Michael Schwendt píše v Út 27. 01. 2009 v 14:12 +0100:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:57:34 +0100, Dan wrote:
> 
> > > >> b) have such a field in bodhi instead
> > > >
> > > > The keyword should be "automation". Why to copy&paste when it can be
> > > > done by script. I can imagine a "hidden" field in spec (special comment
> > > > like #changelog: http://....) that is transformed into a field in bodhi.
> > > > It can be a macro in spec that gets evaluated before including in bodhi,
> > > > etc.
> > > 
> > > If such a thing is in the package, obviously it should be pulled 
> > > automatically by bodhi. You almost certainly need to copy-paste the link 
> > > once anyway - if the field only exists in bodhi then there's just one 
> > > copy-paste. Mind you, I'm not trying to shoot this down, just looking at 
> > > possibilities :)
> > 
> > I am looking for possibilities too, so there is chance we will meet
> > somewhere :-)
> 
> So far it smells like needless bureaucracy, which you try to advertise as
> "low overhead for maintainers". Only few maintainers would be interested
> in hunting for URLs of changelog web pages for minor/major releases. The
> benefit would be small. Users of open source software packages, which are
> sceptical of updates/upgrades, ought to fetch the source packages and take
> a look at the documentation files in addition to the package changelog.
> Conclusively, make it easy to fetch'n'browse the src.rpm for updates.
> 

>From my side this is purely technical discussion what and how is doable
when such requirement will go into the guidelines after ratifying by
FESCo. I personally do updates via "yum update" so it useless for me,
but I agree that people using GUIs to update can find that information
useful though I am skeptical in general.

I tried to find the changelogs for few of my packages and adding 1 fixed
URL somewhere into the spec wouldn't be so hard.

The other thing is how to automatically add bug numbers from spec
changelog into bodhi - now it requires to have them one bug per line in
'#<number>' format, no other text on that lines.


		Dan



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