On 06.03.2011 10:55, Victor Stinner wrote:
I do sometimes commit patches written by someone else. I tried to always add him/her to Misc/ACKS and in the changelog entry (Misc/NEWS). With git, it's possible to record an author different than the commiter. In Mercurial, I see a --user option.
Can I use this option to commit a patch written by someone else? Or is there another option for that?
If I use hg commit --user, is it possible to see somewhere that the commiter was me?
Basically, no. If you want to honor contributors, put their name into the commit message.