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

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 17:46:27 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
> 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.

That is the point I completely disagree. It is a packager's very job
to rehash upstream's changelogs. If a packager can't -at the very
least- give a brief report of what he has accomplished, then he should
reconsider his adequacy. At the minimal, a URL link to the upstream
changelog should be given in the Notes. If that doesn't exist, the
related parts from the changelog file can be copied and pasted. Not
all users are aware of /usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}/ directories.


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