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Re: Changelogs entries [Re: Strange text scrolling with Emacs + GTK]

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Changelogs entries [Re: Strange text scrolling with Emacs + GTK]
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:35:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:

> Quoting "Jan D." <address@hidden>:
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> I  use currently  a  2004-11-12  checkout compiled  with  gtk
>> >> toolkit.  I'll
>> >> checkout a fresh one tonight to see it is still there.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I'll recheck the other toolkits.
>> I can not reproduce the bug with any Emacs build from a current CVS
>> checkout.
> If so, it must have been silently fixed recently.
> The problem with the way changelogs entries are written is that they
> never mention the bug they fix; comments like "New variable", "new
> function", "use it" and so on are just not enough for anyone to
> understand the fix.
I fully agree -- and a proper bug tracking system would be nice too.

But this is why I always (intend to) post a following saying that I
have fixed a bug.

Others don't do that, and it wastes time whenever someone starts
looking at a bug that someone else already fixed, but didn't tell us.

> I think this is quite annoying from an external sight since people
> have to guess with respect to their knowledge of Emacs source files.
> (especially when you have to backport fixes).


Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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