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Re: How many GNU Emacs committers?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How many GNU Emacs committers?
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:57:25 +0300

> From: Tassilo Horn <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:36:52 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
> Back when emacs used CVS, only the actual committers were logged,
> though they probably committed tons of changes others sent them per
> mail but couldn't commit themselves.

The names of the actual authors of the changes are always stated in
the ChangeLog entries, and always have been.

So I think the ChangeLog files are a much more accurate source of this
kind of information that the VCS logs, including for this reason:

> And there are many emacs packages that have their own repositories
> (Org, Gnus, ERC, etc.), and not all of them are synched on a
> per-commit basis with emacs' repository, so parts of their
> contributors are probably not included in the statistics, too.

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