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Re: Offer of help with move to git
- From: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k dot org>
- Cc: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>, "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus dot com>, <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:26:48 +0000
- Subject: Re: Offer of help with move to git
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- References: <20150823144340 dot GA7448 at thyrsus dot com> <87fv3am4wj dot fsf at mid dot deneb dot enyo dot de> <20150823154859 dot GA8099 at thyrsus dot com> <87io86kn5n dot fsf at mid dot deneb dot enyo dot de> <87bndy9cqg dot fsf at igel dot home>
On Sun, 23 Aug 2015, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Florian Weimer <email@example.com> writes:
> > Okay, it's not a big deal for me if my older contributions are
> > attributed to Red Hat. I was just wondering.
> Since subversion doesn't store author names, only committer names, the
> real attributions are in the ChangeLog anyway.
That's true, but there are also enough cases of people e.g. having typos
in their email addresses in the ChangeLog entries that I'd be wary of
using them to determine per-commit attributions (as opposed to providing a
first indication of corresponding author name / email for a username)
without careful checking.
In most cases (for post-1997 commits, not for history from the gcc2
repository but that probably had far fewer committers) author names (if
not emails) can probably be found in /etc/passwd (we rarely delete user
accounts on sourceware). And of course starting with the map used for
binutils-gdb should reduce the number of usernames we need to find
Joseph S. Myers