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Re: Review request...



On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Josh Boyer wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 02:23:22AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>>Michael Schwendt wrote:
>>>> Many packagers don't know that maintaining a proper spec %changelog for
>>>> relevant spec file changes and %release bumps are considered important
>>>> during review already. Others add meaningless/dummy %changelog entries
>>>> even in Fedora cvs.
>>>
>>>But that's a people issue that needs to be solved, not papered over in the
>>>name of "being nice".
>>>
>>>Sadly, "incompetence" as in unfamiliarity with guidelines which are
>>>assumed to be prerequisites for proper packaging is growing in our ranks
>>>(both from new packagers and from people who ought to know better),
>>>something needs to be done about it.
>>
>> Such as?
>
> * Such as the very issue Michael Schwendt was pointing out (see quote).
> * Such as continuous accidental upgrade path breakage due to widespread
> unfamiliarity with Release/disttag handling (e.g. I keep having to explain
> why and when to use -1.fc12.1 style versioning).
> * Such as the assorted packaging mistakes which are caught by people
> watching the commits list and pointed out on this list (with the offending
> maintainer CCed).
> etc.
>

I think he is asking what that "something" is when you said "something
needs to be done about it."

Orcan


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