[Bf-committers] Credits Page

Antonio Ospite ao2 at ao2.it
Sun Sep 14 11:34:21 CEST 2014

On Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:49:20 +1000
Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 5:49 PM, Kévin Dietrich
> <kevin.dietrich at mailoo.org> wrote:
> > I might sound harsh but I believe that to ease out this process, at
> > least for the future, it could be time for the committers to actually
> > commit with the author's name (git commit --author=insert_name) and drop
> > the all "patch by someone" nonsense. If the guys taking care of the
> > Linux kernel can do this with 20 times as much contributors as Blender,
> > the Blender guys can do this.
> >
> > Commit etiquette, simple stuff.
> This is fine (with me) in principle.
> Do we have a quick way to get an exact `Some Name <email at addr.com>`
> formatted ID for any patch submitter?

Have contributors themselves take care of their authorship identity,
they can set it up with:

	git config --global user.name "Some Name"
	git config --global user.email email at addr.com

and tell them to commit their changes and export patches with "git
format-patch" to export this info too, you will apply these with just
"git am" and then amend the commit message if necessary.

People who care of showing up in the project history will be happy to
go through these extra steps, and the workflow doesn't change much for
you main developers.

That's the git way of doing it.


Antonio Ospite

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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