[arch-dev-public] ChangeLogs

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Fri Nov 19 08:44:52 CET 2010

On 19 November 2010 07:26, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. ;)

Ditto. I've tried to get into the habit a few times, but seeing
changelogs with the last entry being made over a year ago does not

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