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

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Mar 7 14:13:06 CET 2011

'Twas brillig, and Thierry Vignaud at 07/03/11 12:53 did gyre and gimble:
> 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.

+1 on both TV's comments. Email addresses are the new "username" in
today's VCSs anyway....



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