Re: Account Policies

On 21 Aug 2001, Gregory Leblanc wrote:

> > El d_ 21 Aug 2001 21:33:22 +0100, Sander Vesik escribi_
> > > 
> > > Actually, having a corresponding address for each cvs account
> > > might be a good idea - you would always know where to send compalining
> > > emails when you see a realy broken commit go to the tree...
> FYI, every user in the current CVS database has an email address
> associated with it, as well as a Full Name (I think, haven't checked in
> a while).  I don't know if or how "normal" people can get access to
> this, but everyone who reads the cvsmaster gnome org mailing list has
> access to get this information.  

AFAIK, they don't. Also, knowing the real name is largely useless, knowing
the email - or rather, being able to get to it fast - is waymore

> OK, I just checked, full names aren't associated with all of the CVS
> accounts, just most of them.  I don't feel like hunting these people
> down right now to find out who they are, so I'll leave it be.
> If people included valid, working email addresses as part of their
> commit message, I think that aliases for cvs users would be a
> lot less useful.  I'm not sure if we can count on that or not, as I've
> seen several commits lately that were made with broken email aliases.  I
> guess I need to think about this one some more.

Having used systems where you could always reliably divine a mail adress
from a commit log message, I can say that it is definately useful. It is
very usefull even in case where there are way less than 700+ commiters.


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