Help wanted with dist-cvs to git conversion

Lubomir Rintel lkundrak at
Fri Dec 11 13:07:14 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 11:05 +0100, Thomas Janssen wrote:
> 2009/12/11 Jesse Keating <jkeating at>:
> > For the initial testing, just giving every user a
> > domain would be sufficient, however we should have a discussion about
> > whether to use this email address or to use the user's real email
> > address.
> Definitely email addresses. A lot of us use them
> even in Bugzilla, all my packages have the fp.o address in %changelog.
> I dont want to fiddle around when i change my "real" email address.
> Just pop in to FAS and change it there, done.

A big -1 for this. Your "A lot" is in fact "a tiny fraction" and for
some of us an e-mail address is important mean for identifying an user
("Oh, this is John Doe of Canonical", ...).

It would be awesome if names in GIT log would correspond to what an user
uses in the package's change log (maybe falling back to @fp.o if there's
no changelog entry for him). Some of us (well, maybe just me) use e-mail
addresses to separate packages maintained in private time to job-related
packages and it would be awesome if it could be preserved in the GIT

Would this be possible? (If noone would volunteer to write a script that
would generate the database, I'd do. This would need a slightly
different format of the information, since package information should be
added though).

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