[Debichem-devel] RfC: Best practises: Summarizing major new features in debian/changelog
laserjock at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 15 23:58:50 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Michael Banck<mbanck at debian.org> wrote:
> I think it would be nice if we summarize the major new (end-user
> visible!) features of a new upstream version in debian/changelog (if
> there are any, and if we readily know about them).
> Look e.g. at the postgresql-8.4 changelog for 8.4.0-1:
> I was currently writing this up for the pymol-1.2 release (taken from
> pymol (1.2r1-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
> * New upstream release. Major new features include:
> + Improved animation capabilities, with a movie timeline slider and
> automatic object motion path generation.
> + Selective surfacing of pockets and cavities (see Settings -> Surface
> + Improved 3D small-molecule builder, with support for the "mengine"
> Force-Field implementation.
> + Improved movie export, with support for the mpeg_encode MPEG writer.
> + Support for new stereo 3D displays.
> What do you think?
I totally agree. I've been bad about this but I really appreciate it
when other people do it. Besides giving info to people who read the
changelogs I think it's also helpful to the packager as a review of
any packaging changes that may be needed due to new features,
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