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Re: how to show upstream changes to the user



On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:04:47AM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Shawn Starr (sstarr platform com) said: 
> > Please don't force packagers to have to bug upstream about what changed. Unless another set of Fedora people 
> > want to dig for that information to update the packager. Some of us don't have the time to nag upstream about what they changed.
> 
> If you don't have the time to find out, *as a maintainer*, what changed,
> you shouldn't be maintaining it.

I don't think that's true at all.  As a *packager*, my job is to
package correctly and respond to packaging bugs.  Sometimes that
involves a little bit of code maintenance -- so you need to be a jack
of all trades^Wprogramming languages -- but I am by no means an expert
on the ins and outs of every version of every package I look after.

Rich.

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