Branching changelogs or not (Was: debian/changelogs, legacy work on packages and other distros)
On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 09:47:22PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 16:51:26 +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > 3. Whether changelogs should be branched for different Debian
> > releases, be it testing-proposed-updates, backports or even
> > derivatives as Ubuntu or others.
> As the package itself is branched, the changelog should be, too.
While I regard this as a perfectly valid reason for your argument I
regard the fact to have one single document which mentions any release
of a package to keep the full history. As far as I understood practice
before is that we keep all changelog entries and the fact that the
package is branched becomes IMHO obvious be the version number.
I can not tell what argument is better but in any case we should iron
out an advise in best packaging practice document to avoid some friction
in the release process.
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