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Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:49:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Per Starb├Ąck <address@hidden> writes:

>> > So?  You can generate a ChangeLog file from Git, and we likely would do
>> > so.  But frankly: it is quite unlikely for users to look at a ChangeLog
>> > file.
>> I did so when I was just a user.  But sure, that's probably a minority.
> I do that as well.
> Also, there is a point about credit that I don't think has been made:
> Even though I don't have write access to the Emacs repository I'm
> mentioned in some Changelogs because of fixes I've mailed when
> reporting bugs. I think I was somewhat thrilled the first times
> developers put my name there instead of their own when checking in
> those fixes. It is maybe not a big point, but still a point, since
> that feeling can be an impetus to making more fixes.

So what?  If you send in a patch formatted with git format-patch, you
will be listed the author of the patch automatically when the patch is
applied with git am, regardless of who pushes it (the pusher of a patch
is only a minor information you have to ask explicitly for: the normal
log does not mention him or her, the main information being the author
of a patch).

Even if you send in just a diff, it can be committed using the --author
option in order to preserve proper credit.

So your "point about credit" is not more than a misconception.

David Kastrup

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