[Python-Dev] GitHub migration scheduled for Friday

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Feb 8 15:45:57 EST 2017

On Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at 12:33 Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 2/8/2017 2:38 AM, Victor Stinner wrote:
> > I know that different people have different expectation on GitHub. I
> > would like to take the opportunity of migrating to Git to use the
> > "author" and "committer" fields. If the author is set to the real
> > author, the one who proposed the change on the bug tracker or someone
> > else, we will be able to compute statistics on most active
> > contributors to more easily detect them and promote them to core
> > developers.
> >
> > What do you think?
> Many patches have multiple authors. Does the 'author' field allow that?


>    Often, the committer adds missing chunks or rewrites the work with
> various degrees of editing.  Sometimes a read a patch for the idea and
> then start fresh with the actual code.  An acknowledgement in the news
> entry can be written different ways to reflect the situation.

Yep, I assume the Misc/NEWS entry, commit log, and Misc/ACKS all provide
opportunities to overcome the shortcoming of a single author attribution.


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