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From: Angelo Arrifano <miknix@g.o>
To: Gentoo Developers Mailing List <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] ebuild function to show package changelog
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:12:24
Message-Id: 1268406965.7397.40.camel@localhost
1 Hello all,
3 [Speaking as user] I find myself many times stumbling through package
4 ChangeLogs to see what is new/changed after a emerge -u world. As some
5 of you might agree, this is time consuming.
7 What do you people think on a new pkg_changelog function that would
8 instruct the ebuild how to retrieve this kind of information from the
9 package? Most of packages have a somewhat standard place for it in the
10 source tree, so I guess a default pkg_changelog function could, in
11 theory, be implemented.
13 This function could be then called at user request by means of e.g.
14 emerge --showchangelog <atom> or at the end of emerge update (controlled
15 through a FEATURES="show-changelog" or something).
17 I know we are all busy with a lot of things and I know what Gentoo don't
18 really need right now is more cruft in the ebuilds (just think on QA!).
20 Regards,
21 --
22 Angelo Arrifano AKA MiKNiX
23 Gentoo Embedded/OMAP850 Developer
24 Linwizard Developer