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Re: Offer of help with move to git


Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@trippelsdorf.de>:
> On 2015.08.23 at 11:36 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 12:26:25PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > > One way to do it would be to mine the list archives for not just names
> > > but name-date pairs. With a little scripting work that could be processed
> > > into a sequence of map files, each one valid for a known span of dates.  The
> > > only assumption required is that an email address is valid for a person
> > > until explicitly superseded by a different address in the archive.
> > 
> > We also have a MAINTAINERS file (in the toplevel dir of the repo) that
> > should hold useful email addresses for everyone, at any point in time.
> > Of course sometimes people forget to update it.  It also does not hold
> > the actual account names, but you can almost always get those from the
> > checkin to the MAINTAINERS file itself (or correlate with ChangeLogs,
> > etc.)  Won't that work better than the ML archives?
> 
> Another possibility would be to simply use the @gcc.gnu.org addresses.
> That should make the mapping pretty straightforward.
> 
> -- 
> Markus

Yes, those would have the desired stability property.
-- 
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>


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