[Mageia-dev] Contributors using real name/working email? or not? or maybe?

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 13:53:17 CET 2011

On 5 March 2011 10:41, Buchan Milne <bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net> wrote:
> 1)What to use in the From tag in the mail to the changelog list.
> Mandriva: From: Full Name <devel at mandriva...>
> Mageia:   From: Mageia Team <buildsystem-daemon at mageia....>
> IMHO, it is beneficial to have the "name" of the submitter of the package in
> the From tag, you can easily, from just looking at the list of mails in a
> folder, see what packages were updated, and if they are packages you maintain,
> who submitted them, without even having to open the mail. Having a generic
> static text here is of no benefit ...

Indeef I find usefull to know who submit what directly.
If I've short time to review uploads, I can focus my time on what
I think should be reviewed.
Then I mail the packager about stuff.
If it's generic enough, I cc: the packaging ml so that everybody can benefits.

> Proposal 1.1:
> From: $user{cn} <packages at mageia.org>
> e.g.
> From: Buchan Milne <packages at mageia.org>
> If we want to rather try and build teams who work on specific groups of
> packages, it may be better to have use:
> Proposal 1.2:
> From: $user{cn} <%name at packages.mageia.org>
> e.g.
> From: Buchan Milne <openldap at packages.mageia.org>

My preference: 1.2 or 1.1

> 3)What to use in the %changelog section of the spec file
> Proposal 3.1:
> $user{cn} <$user{uid}> %version-%release
> e.g.
> Buchan Milne <buchan> 3.5.7-1mga
> Porposal 3.2:
> $user{cn} <$user{mail}> %version-%release
> e.g.
> Buchan Milne <bgmilne at mageia.>

My preference: 3.2 so that we can efficiently perform peer review.

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