in-line :-

2012/3/30 David Paleino <>:
> Hello,

Hello David,

> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:44:22 +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> JOSM has only a changelog.Debian.gz which gives just a brief mention
>> that it got a new tested snapshot.
> Unfortunately there's no "wontfix" in Debian. But let me explain why I'm
> closing it. :)


> Unfortunately, upstream doesn't provide a human-friendly changelog. I could
> generate a svn log, but it would be rather unuseful. Instead, what upstream
> does (and that suffices, to me --  if it doesn't for you, you should file a
> bug to ), is to put relevant news in the "JOSM
> startup page". There you see major differences introduced, with the
> corresponding SVN revision.

No it does. See for instance that would/should have
sufficed for me. Although do agree the point about svn log. I don't
know whether you know of News.gz which could also be used in place of
changelog.gz but could be used for the same thing. In either way it
would be a nice to have feature.

The pain point would be importing and cleaning the whole thing from
circa 2005 as per trac suggests :-

or the initial release from Debian unstable/sid (from the Debian changelog) :-

josm ( unstable; urgency=low

  * Initial release (Closes: #385371)

 -- Petter Reinholdtsen <>  Sun, 16 Mar 2008 14:57:52 +0100

I do understand that there would be a substantial time investment
without any immediate payoffs for sure.

What is interesting is somebody told them on the mailing list just a
few months ago, see the history of the page :-

Hence sadly not much of a history you can get from there.

> Kindly,
> David
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