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Re: Real Names in Log Messages

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-14 22:09:32 CEST

On 8/14/07, Jamie Jackson <myspamb8@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have a way to use "real names" in log messages? We've got
> our new SVN server authenticating against active directory, but my
> company uses employee IDs for usernames.
> I saw a post here, but it didn't have any resolution:
> http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2006-11/0020.shtml

Subversion attributes log entries to the userID that committed them -
if you used "friendly" names, you'd have trouble following activity if
someone's name changes (due to marriage, divorce, etc.) - most
organizations don't change the user's credentials when their name
changes, they just update the "full name" field. And what if you have
two people with the same name, but different IDs (2 Bob Smiths, for

If you want this for presentation of changelogs, etc., have the
program which creates the formated log (for example, an XSL to
transform the output of svn log --xml to an HTML page) do the

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