On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 06:29:18PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 06:16:24PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

+  [ Jonas Smedegaard ]
+  * Tidy copyright file: Adjust a few stanzas and declare it formatted
+    according to draft DEP5 rev135.
+  * Fix add a missed owner to copyright file (no new licenses).
+  * Drop local CDBS snippets and locally declared DEB_MAINTAINER_MODE:
+    All part of main CDBS now.
+  * Refer to FSF website (not postal address) in rules file header.
+  * Fix ALSA build-dependency auto-resolving (CDBS no longer horribly
+    executes control.in file as a shell script).
+  * Improve watch file: Add usage comment; relax pattern to non-digit
+    versions and non-gzip tarball compression.
+  * Fix DEP5 synatx of copyright file: append ./ in all files sections.
+  * Improve copyright file: Refer to FSF website (not postal address),
+    and put reference below Debian-specific comment to hint that it is
+    not verbatim copied.

Please another time look at possibilities of merging entries when doing git-dch.

I would have merged and compacted the multiple changes to copyright file in above.

Damn, you're right. Are we hitting a corner case here? With distributed development, the original author probably knows best what's simply cosmetics and what's worth to appear in the changelog.

Given that I usually don't remember what I've done a couple of months ago, I tend to add the changelog entries shortly after a period of work, that is, when I think I'm not going to touch the package for the next few weeks.

Would it make sense, as a rule of thumb or even a team guideline, to provide changelog entries when done with editing instead of using git-dch just right before the upload? While the latter might work with a single maintainer, I don't see how it could with multiple people touching a package over several months.


Anyway, I'll pay more attention next time.


I think we are both right: It makes sense *both* to update changelog after finishing a round of work *and* right before release.

I obviously got distracted back then: Today when I noticed your (many attempts at) upload, I looked at my local git and found some additional copyright file improvements that I hadn't commit'ed yet. :-)


 - Jonas

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