Notice of intent: patching glibc

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Sep 7 16:42:28 UTC 2011

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Genes MailLists <lists at> wrote:
> On 09/07/2011 09:57 AM, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> %changelog isn't for developers.  It's for users to see what the
>> developers changed in the package.
>  Would a git-shortlog suffice for %changelog ? Assuming appropriate
> comments are required for fedora's git repo.

No... users can access %changelog for the RPMs on their system via
rpm.  Making them go to a git repository elsewhere to figure out what
changed isn't exactly friendly.

Unless of course you meant "have fedpkg automatically stick a
git-shortlog into the %changelog section of the spec file on commit"
or something.  Then.. maybe.

And yes, this assumes in all cases that developers are actually
putting useful information in both %changelog and commit logs.


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