B.6. Changelog entries handling

When committing translations directly to SVN repositories for Debian packages (except for level 1 translations), translators must update the debian/changelog file accordingly.

This does not apply to level 1 translations, that is the Debian Installer core packages translations. For these translations, no changelog updates are needed.

Each change in Debian packages must be documented in the debian/changelog file.

Below is an excerpt of the changelog file for base-config:

base-config (2.39) UNRELEASED; urgency=low

  * Updated translations: 
    - Croatian by Krunoslav Gernhard

 -- Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>  Sat, 24 Jul 2004 08:14:13 +0200

base-config (2.38) unstable; urgency=high

This gives the following information:

Different Debian packages may use slightly different methods and styles for changelog maintenance. When working with SVN/CVS repositories, using UNRELEASED for the last entry is highly recommended for new unpublished changes.

Using the debchange utility from the devscripts Debian package for handling changelog entries maintenance is also highly recommended..