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
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
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.