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Old 05-31-2011, 02:58 PM
Marijn
 
Default gentoo-x86 commit in sys-process/acct/files: acct.initd-r1 acct.logrotate-r1

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On 05/31/11 15:29, Markos Chandras wrote:
> On 31/05/2011 02:28 , Jeroen Roovers wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 May 2011 11:00:27 +0100
>> Markos Chandras <hwoarang@gentoo.org> wrote:

>>> I've noticed you did not update the ChangeLog in this commit. The new
>>> policy[1] requires to update the ChangeLog on every commit no matter
>>> how important or trivial it is. Please keep that in mind on your
>>> future commits.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> [1]:http://devmanual.gentoo.org/ebuild-writing/misc-files/changelog/index.html
>
>> You are joking right?
>
> No sorry, I was instructed to enforce the policy

Enforcing policy is all well and good, but let's all try not to act like
robots. In the end it is the intent of the policy that is more important
than its letter and we as intelligent human beings should try to use
some discretion when following or enforcing the policies. The policies
are the guidelines that point us in the right direction, but sometimes
we have to deviate from their path to circumnavigate some obstacle and
that's alright. Let's all try to relax a bit and assume other people
also might have a clue as to what they're doing.

Common sense might be hard to come by in the general populace, but
surely it is less rare in our developers (and users).

Marijn
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