changelogs and kde sc 4.7
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Ok, now the thing is Debian sid has just started on the road to KDE SC
4.7 . While I'm not a KDE User I do use quite a few of the KDE tools
and more specifically games esp. Kshinshen and palapeli.
In most GNU/Linux distributions that I have played with there is a
concept called changelogs where one can read what changes, new
features,bug-fixes etc. were done to a program once a new version is
out. This I'm stating for self as well as any newbies who might be out
Like most of the distributions even Debian has this changelogs. Debian
is a bit more particular as they also do something called
Debianization hence we get two changelogs, one is the one where
changelog about a particular program is kept (changelog.gz) and one
where changes done for Debian packaging is kept.
An example of a package/program where both changelog.gz and
changelog.Debian.gz is kept :-
changelog.Debian.gz changelog.gz copyright README
Now these are excerpts from the changelog.Debian.gz (which tells the
latest update) :-
/usr/share/doc/leafpad$ zcat changelog.Debian.gz | less
leafpad (0.8.18.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
- Update to 9
- (Build-Depends): update to debhelper 9, dpkg-dev 1.16.1.
- (20): Fix code for gcc hardened format specifiers.
- Use hardened CFLAGS (FTBFS; Closes: #646343).
-- Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@xxxxxxxxx> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 07:03:31 -0500
As can be seen this is the maintainer Jari Aalto and he is talking
about some changes he did so it works in/with Debian better.
There is another changelog which I'm more interested in :-
/usr/share/doc/leafpad$ zcat changelog.gz | less
* Fixed saving (Jan-Erik Rediger, Edward Sheldrake).
* Fixed action when file name contains colon
(John Lindgren, Mikko Viinamaki).
* Fixed memory leak on saving file (Dmitry Artamonow).
* Fixed caseless search bug (Dmitry Artamonow).
* Fixed memory leak on line numbering (Hongwei Xi).
* Fixed truncation on saving file (Alex, brian m. carlson).
* Added translations: eo, gl.
* Updated translations: fi, hu.
This changelog is showing the actual changes that were made from say
0.8.18 to 0.8.18.1
Now I know that KDE has taken the modularization route so its easier
both for users and developers
I had tried to see if the changelogs are there in Debian in quite a
few of the KDE packages that I have on the system but got nowhere with
changelog.Debian.gz copyright README
So either it means that no changes were done when transiting from KDE
4.4/4.6 to KDE 4.7 or what for these packages or maybe the Debian
maintainers messed it up somewhere .
Just to make it clear for myself I also downloaded a source file from
KDE 4.8 info page (as that is the latest release of the project) and
tried to see if there is a changelog somewhere but couldn't.
For instance I downloaded the package analitza (I don't really know
what the package does) but its the first one listed and it is pretty
uncompressed and went to the directory to see if there was anything by
the name changelog or something but didn't find any.
~/analitza-4.8.0$ ls | grep change*
A simple listing shows me this :-
analitza analitza.kdev4 cmake config-kalgebra.h.cmake
COPYING.DOC icons Messages.sh
analitzagui calgebra CMakeLists.txt COPYING
COPYING.LIB Mainpage.dox TODO
Looking forward to understand .
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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