[Proposal to change how we do stuff]

Hi!

Currently, when working with the changelog, we seem to in the team to have our 
own specific style, a style that requires to adapt the changelog from the style 
generated with usually recommended tools like dch and uupdate.

Every time I work around a tool, I think something is wrong. Either in the 
tool or in my workflow.

I hereby suggest that we change our style of doing changelogs into the way dch 
does it.

Currently, we have a style like:

package (1.2.3-4) experimental; urgency=low

  +++ Changes by Joe User:

  * doing foo
  * doing bar

  +++ Changes by Jane Hacker:

  * Something third
  * Something fourth

  --  Team-name <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> date

where dch implements it as

package (1.2.3-4) experimental; urgency=low

  [ Joe User ]
  * doing foo
  * doing bar

  [ Jane Hacker ]
  * Something third
  * Something fourth

  -- Name of last changer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> date

and dch does all the formatting automatically, so when Jack Third needs to add 
a entry, he just do dch "Fix typo in package description"  and the resulting 
changelog entry says:

package (1.2.3-4) experimental; urgency=low

  [ Joe User ]
  * doing foo
  * doing bar

  [ Jane Hacker ]
  * Something third
  * Something fourth

  [ Jack Third ]
  * Fix typo in package description

  -- Jack Third <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> date

So please. Let us adopt the way dch does it so we don't have to change and 
adapt the changelog all the time.  This also have the advantage that doing 
automatic processing, dch can do the changelog handling instead of own 
scripts.

Now speak up - and by the way, I will consider this as accepted if no one 
speaks against it within the next weeks or so.  If most people currently in 
uploaders fields of the packages accept it, doing it quicker is also possible.

/Sune
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