Neels Janosch Hofmeyr wrote on Tue, 3 Jun 2008 at 16:40 +0200:
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 09:23:02AM +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >>> Patch by: Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
> >>> Review by: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
> >>> Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.co.il>
> >>> Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
> >>> Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
> >> You should list committers by their canonical usernames from HACKING:
> >> kfogel, danielsh, stsp, etc.
> The examples I found in HACKING are in the style that I wrote them in. I
> am far happier to use the tigris usernames!
Stefan added this sentence to HACKING recently:
Full and partial committers may be listed similarly, but preferably
by their canonical usernames from COMMITTERS (the leftmost column in
And I see an example that uses that syntax. Do you think it could be
> >> But since you haven't posted a version of
> >> this patch before, it is inappropriate to list all these people as
> >> reviewers: they haven't reviewed this patch.
> > Yes, only people who have reviewed this particular patch should
> > be listed. So right now, Daniel is the only one who should be on
> > this list.
> I see. But how can I credit in a way that shows that a lot of discussion
> has been happening? I have also gotten key information by some guys,
> without which the patch would've been stupid.
You don't need to record everyone that participated in the discussions;
that's what list archives are for, link to them.
> >> If you want to credit
> >> the other people than direct reviewers, a parenthetical might work:
> >> Review by: jrandom
> >> (and here you mention jconstant)
> > Daniel, I don't understand at all what you mean by the above...
> > What were you trying to say?
> Yeah, I don't get this either.
If you want to credit someone specifically, but can't credit them using
the standard fields ("(Review|Suggested|Found) by"), remember that you can
still credit them in the free-text parts of the log message (such as the
Beware of inflation, though. Not every suggestion deserves a log
message entry, for otherwise we'd spend all day bookkeeping, recording
who suggested what...
> Thanks for the great feedback, Daniel! I'll come up with a second
> version of the patch one of these days.
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Received on 2008-06-03 18:41:40 CEST