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Re: [libvirt] Autogenerate AUTHORS?



On 06/15/2012 02:29 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 06/15/2012 12:17 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> The AUTHORS file causes a lot of pain doing backports to -maint branches. It
>> almost always causes conflicts, and the changes can't just be dropped
>> otherwise 'make syntax-check' breaks.
>>
>> Is there anything preventing us from just auto generating this at dist time?
>> Besides, of course, needing someone to actually implement it.
> 
> GNU Coreutils autogenerates its THANKS file by combining THANKS.in
> (header and non-commit authors) with git commit authors.  Someone could
> probably use that for inspiration in writing such a patch.  And the fact
> that we already have a 'make syntax-check' that validates that AUTHORS
> is up-to-date already means that we have code for a lot of the
> automation, if we just further tweak it into an automated generation
> instead of the current verification.
> 

Thanks for the hints, I'll see if I can whip something up.

- Cole


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