[pytest-dev] thanking for PRs?

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Fri Dec 11 10:14:59 EST 2015

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 14:48 +0000, Bruno Oliveira wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> >
> > I was wondering about the practise to have PR authors add themselves
> > to AUTHORS and CHANGELOG.  The latter particularly is a bit odd, i.e.
> > to thank yourself for submitting a PR.  What do you all think about
> > having the merger do this last bit (changelog entry)?  AUTHORS
> > can also be usually obtained from the history so that contributors
> > can concentrate on tests, code and possibly docs.
> >
> Often when I merge a PR I do so using GitHub's web interface because I'm
> not at my workstation so I don't have the code checked out, but it is easy
> enough to also use GitHub's web interface to edit and commit the CHANGELOG
> file directly to master after the merge, so I'm not against changing the
> policy regarding the CHANGELOG.
> About AUTHORS, if we are changing things, IMHO we can delete that file and
> add a link to the README pointing to
> https://github.com/pytest-dev/pytest/graphs/contributors or
> https://github.com/pytest-dev/pytest/network/members.

I think the source distro should directly contain the list of authors.
But we can also add links to the github from the web page.

As to Florian's view of not thanking: it feels different for
some authors to be mentioned by name when a release announce
is sent around or in the changelog.  Also i think it's interesting
to know who changed something.  Doing blame/annotate is a different
thing for different purposes IMO.


> Cheers,
> Bruno.
> >
> > my 2c,
> > holger
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