[Hackage] #244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 22 04:49:30 EST 2009

#244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  low            |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:         
Comment (by ross):

 I think a VCS log would provide too much extraneous detail.  You certainly
 wouldn't want to see it on the recent changes list.  As a package user, I
 would want a short paragraph describing the user-visible changes (as
 requested in #299), e.g. for the above Monadius example:
   Packaging fixes and internal cleanup: no change to API.
 That seems to be the convention on CPAN, Debian, Gentoo, etc.  Such a
 precis needs to be done manually, though the author would doubtless find
 VCS logs and API comparison tools useful as source material.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/244#comment:10>
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