[arch-dev-public] ChangeLogs

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 00:26:01 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Maybe only I missed it: I just found that all my packages that used to
> pickup the "ChangeLog" file don't show anything in pacman -Qc!
> http://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git/commit/?id=2cabe336eb33e443819a1d9d46b0c5bcceaa7e87
> It seems I missed the note in the NEWS file of pacmans 3.4.0 release.
> Just a heads up.
> Is it worth the work to update the changelog at all? Any plans on
> integrating a Changelog to the packages website? Do we need some
> convention how to order and format the file?
> [andyrtr at workstation64 tmp]$ find /var/lib/pacman/ | grep changelog |
> wc -l 48
> Not many packages seem to use that feature.
> -Andy

I don't think it's worthwhile to add ChangeLog support to the website.
 Personnally, I've started to remove ChangeLog from my packages.
Usually it's just upstream update plus when another dev rebuild/fix
your package they forget or don't bother to update the ChangeLog.  I'm
not the only one doing that.  I update the abs tree daily and there is
a definite trend going on about removing ChangeLog from the repos.

The pacman package doesn't even have a ChangeLog. ;)

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