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Re: changelog practice, unfinalised vs UNRELEASED vs ~version

Russ Allbery <rra@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I really want something that will pass Lintian completely but that
> dput will refuse to upload, which is what UNRELEASED currently
> accomplishes.

Wookey <wookey@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 1. I really dislike dch's enthusiasm for putting in 'UNRELEASED'. It
> gives me nothing I wanted, and just provides the opportunity to really
> do a final, clean, tested, build, only to find on upload that it's
> still marked 'UNRELASED', and I have to do the build, test, upload
> step again - for big packages that is a huge pain and happens way too
> often.

Those two positions seem incompatible as described.

Can the two of you discuss further what it would take to reconcile
what each of you wants from the changelog-adjacent tools?

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