When I used drush to check for updates to my site, which has about 100 modules installed, I was informed that the dev versions of several versions of the modules had updates.
However, when I updated the new version, the only thing that was changed was the packaging information and datestamp.
For example, this is the git diff for the Prepopulate module dev version:
-; Information added by drupal.org packaging script on 2013-05-25 +; Information added by drupal.org packaging script on 2013-10-01 version = "7.x-2.x-dev" core = "7.x" project = "prepopulate" -datestamp = "1369450574" +datestamp = "1380623732"
That's it-- no actual changes to the code. If this was just one module, I wouldn't think much of it. However, I had several modules like this-- the Role Expire module, Views PHP module, PHP Mailer module, i18nviews, and there may be more.
It's pretty frustrating for me to download each of these updates and do a diff, only to see that nothing has changed. I feel that I am really wasting my time. Are the maintainers doing this? Does this have anything to do with Drupalcon?