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Re: Offer of help with move to git
- From: Segher Boessenkool <segher at kernel dot crashing dot org>
- To: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus dot com>
- Cc: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:36:16 -0500
- 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> <20150823162625 dot GA8650 at thyrsus dot com>
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 until explicitly superseded by a different address in the archive.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?