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Old 06-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Thomas Dziedzic
 
Default Discussion about deprecating/removing the changelog feature from pacman.

I would like to bring up a point which has been annoying me for a while and
I would like to get it out there.

I will argue that the changelog feature is unnecessary in pacman/PKGBUILDs.

1.) It's a feature rarely used by anyone, e.g. there are changelogs which
exist which haven't been updated in years which I encounter and remove right
away.

2.)Svn log usually serves the same purpose, and I can not think of any
benefits changelogs provide over svn log.

3.)I can not think of one package I have encountered that included a useful
changelog.

Some ways to go about removing it are:
declare deprecated -> remove after some time
or just remove changelog support right away
The last option might be viable given its small audience.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Thomas Dziedzic
 
Default Discussion about deprecating/removing the changelog feature from pacman.

I would like to bring up a point which has been annoying me for a while and
I would like to get it out there.

I will argue that the changelog feature is unnecessary in pacman/PKGBUILDs.

1.) It's a feature rarely used by anyone, e.g. there are changelogs which
exist which haven't been updated in years which I encounter and remove right
away.

2.)Svn log usually serves the same purpose, and I can not think of any
benefits changelogs provide over svn log.

3.)I can not think of one package I have encountered that included a useful
changelog.

Some ways to go about removing it are:
declare deprecated -> remove after some time
or just remove changelog support right away
The last option might be viable given its small audience.
 

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