FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)

Garrett Holmstrom gholms at fedoraproject.org
Fri Feb 26 17:12:40 UTC 2010

On 2/26/2010 10:55, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
>> On 2/26/2010 7:26, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>>> Another annoying issue is updates with no explanations. There is a
>>> "Notes" field in bodhi that many people just ignore for an unknown
>>> reason. Any update with less than a specified number of characters
>>> (~40) in the Notes should also be banned.
>> What if bodhi were to pre-populate that field with the update's
>> changelog entry so there's at least something there by default?
> Well, that's better than nothing. Still the specfile changelog is the
> changelog of the specfile, not the changelog of the software.

It's not a packager's job to rehash upstream's changelog.  If people 
want to learn about that they can look at the changelog that's already 
%doc'd into the package or go read upstream's website.  What /is/ the 
packager's job is to show how else the package changes with every 
release - what bugzilla entries it fixes, what patches are backported, 
and so forth.

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