[maemo-developers] 3.2007.10-7 - Detailed change log?

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Aug 2 11:56:05 EEST 2007

ext Neil MacLeod wrote:
> Quim Gil wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 18:41 +0100, ext Neil MacLeod wrote:
>> By Diablo, perhaps. We hope so.
> I should hope it should be possible to release something as basic as
> a changelog by v5 of a project. I know that sounds harsh, but seriously...
> if you don't what you've fixed in any given release it really does
> suggest a chaotic process.

We certainly know what we've fixed, but the issue is that there's
no reasonable way to know what part of that is relevant to you.

For example I don't think you would be interested about a list of a few
hundred localization issues (missing localization, typos etc) found
by  the localization testing while a new release is being developed,
especially as none of these issues is in any release you can install
to your device.  They are not in the latest public release where they
are fixed nor in the previous one which didn't have them.

I don't think anyone here is willing to take the cost of e.g. testing
all the major bugs fixed from the intermediate development releases and
test whether they can be also replicated in the previous public release,
especially as <1% of that work would actually produce anything to the
release notes (and even less to end-user release notes) and this large
testing cost (for example some tests need quite elaborate setups)
wouldn't do anything to make the new release any better!

	- Eero

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