Help wanted with dist-cvs to git conversion

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Fri Dec 11 13:46:39 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.

Another consideration in favor of using emails is if
you use real emails, they will be used for old commits, even when that's
not historically accurate.

We went with addresses for the GNOME git conversion
because we didn't want, say, 5 years of work someone did at company A
show up as commits from user at because that's where they work

- Owen

(We actually did something a little fancier at that - if the log message
for the CVS/SVN commit contained something that looked like a ChangeLog
entry with an obvious email address, then we used that as the Author and
the only as the Committer. If we couldn't determine a
plausible Author, then we used the address for both.)

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