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Re: Lack of update information



On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM, James Antill <james fedoraproject org> wrote:
> 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".
>
>  It's the same _to you_, because you know that there are only some minor
> number of fixes. But for almost anyone not you it could mean:
>
> . fix for specific bug
>
> . minor fixes
>
> . minor fixes and minor feature or two
>
> . minor fixes and one huge new feature
>
> . lots of new features
>
> ...so putting the longer form in there helps everyone else.
>

OK, you (and Jesse) have valid points, will be more verbose in the future.

Note: For packages that have interesting changes I already *do* put
the info into the update, so its not like I always do "update to
x.y.z"


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