|| ||Scott James Remnant <scott-AT-ubuntu.com>|
|| ||Ubuntu Development Announcements <ubuntu-devel-announce-AT-lists.ubuntu.com>|
|| ||Merge policy change|
|| ||Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:50:19 +0100|
In line with the recent change to the sync policy, Lucas Nussbaum
proposed the following change to the merge policy:
The last changelog entry of a merged package should contain the list
of Ubuntu changes remaining in the package. Something like:
xxxxx (vvv-1ubuntu1) edgy; urgency=low
* Merged with Debian. Changes are:
+ Modified build-dep on libfoo to build on edgy.
+ Added .desktop file.
It would help a lot when trying to understanding changes (no need
anymore to read 10+ changelog entries to understand the reason for a
This was a recommendation for the edgy merge process; by consensus of
the Ubuntu Technical Board, this has now been changed to a policy.
Future merges must include, in the changelog entry for the merge, a list
of the remaining Ubuntu changes.
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