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

From: Andy Mulhearn unxmully at mac.com
Date: Thu Aug 2 12:05:31 EEST 2007
On Thursday, August 02, 2007, at 09:56AM, "Eero Tamminen" <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> wrote:
>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.

Well publish the whole list then. Surely it can't be that hard?

>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.

When the fixes were checked into your source repository, did you detail every single change made or the headline?

>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!

i'm not sure I see the relevance of this comment. Is it a reply to a different question?


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