Re: svn to git commit

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 19:38 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 13:25 -0500, Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> > There does exist a current mapping from addresses to real
> > email addresses, that's not the problem.  The concern is that mapping
> > all your commits back to 1997 to the email you happen to have now is not
> > going to be correct.  Suppose you worked for one Linux company in 2000
> > and now work for a different Linux company - you don't want to attribute
> > the 2000 commits to an email belonging to your new employer.  So we're
> > probably just going to stick with the more cautious email
> > addresses.
> In most cases, the commit will have included a ChangeLog entry that
> included the name and email address. Can you parse that?

That is doable, but some commits cover several ChangeLog entries,
possibly from different authors.  Or in some cases the ChangeLog author
is different than the commit.  But we can use the git author field for
that I guess, that might just work well.  I'll try it out and see how it


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