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Committing other people's changes (was: bug#881: patch for bug #881)

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Committing other people's changes (was: bug#881: patch for bug #881)
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 21:00:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Jan 06 2010, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> It's a general concept, although it's not supported by all backends.
> I'd imagine some log-edit-mode command that set log-edit-author and is
> then somehow passed to VC via the log-edit-callback which then passes it
> to the backend as an additional argument to the `commit' operation.
> Maybe the easiest way is to store the info directly in the text in the
> form of a "Author: ..." line somewhere.
> Along similar lines, we'd like a way to pass the "--fixes" arg to Bzr,
> so maybe we should let log-edit-mode use a buffer in a RFC822-like format,
> where backends may recognize some headers ("Subject", "Author",
> "Fixes", ...) and discard others.

Also with CVS (in VC and PCL-CVS) it would be useful to switch to the
"role" of a different user: When installing other people's changes it
would be nice if `add-change-log-entry' and friends use the other name
and address.

Bye, Reiner.
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