[pacman-dev] Discussion about deprecating/removing the changelog feature from pacman.

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Thu Jun 23 10:30:49 EDT 2011

On 06/23/2011 04:19 PM, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> I would like to bring up a point which has been annoying me for a while and
> I would like to get it out there.
> I will argue that the changelog feature is unnecessary in pacman/PKGBUILDs.
> 1.) It's a feature rarely used by anyone, e.g. there are changelogs which
> exist which haven't been updated in years which I encounter and remove right
> away.
> 2.)Svn log usually serves the same purpose, and I can not think of any
> benefits changelogs provide over svn log.
> 3.)I can not think of one package I have encountered that included a useful
> changelog.
> Some ways to go about removing it are:
> declare deprecated ->  remove after some time
> or just remove changelog support right away
> The last option might be viable given its small audience.
+1 for all the reasons you stated.

I favor removing changelog right away.

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