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Re: Updating my email address in COMMITTERS file in releases

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:18:34 +0000

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 07:06:07PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> > In light of that, do you think it would be better to ship
> > the current (trunk) version of that file each time we make a release?
>
> If Hyrum can do this without major hassle, +1.

I discovered a surprise. My colleague's actual concern turns out to be
that

  google(subversion committers)

returned the 1.4.x version. When I try it, sure enough, I get:

  <http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/branches/1.4.x/COMMITTERS>

as its first hit, and then some other kinds of pages, and then at number
5 is the trunk version in the OLD repository:

  <http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS>

and NO OTHER copies of that file in the first several pages of results,
that I can see.

Now that's not our fault, and we are certainly not in the business of
tweaking our search engine results, but it would be good if we could do
something to reduce the obsolescence of information found in this
manner. Can I back-port the updates just to accommodate this quirk
because it has a real practical benefit, even though technically
speaking it's a stupid thing?

- Julian
Received on 2010-01-22 13:19:16 CET

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