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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Autogenerate AUTHORS



On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:03:42AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> On 10/13/2012 11:01 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> > We add a helper python script build-aux/make-authors.py The .mailmap
>> > is expanded to give output as close to the original AUTHORS file as
>> > possible. Drop the syntax-check that validated AUTHORS is up to date.
>> >
>> > AUTHORS.in tracks the maintainers, as well as some folks who were
>> > previously in AUTHORS but don't have a git commit with proper
>> > attribution.
>>
>> Here's the AUTHORS diff it generates. I tried to make sure no one was dropped,
>> but it could use another look
>
> As you comment in the original patch, I think it's best to sort the
> output.
>
> In libguestfs we sort by author string (ie. by the first name that
> appears):
>
>   git log --pretty="format:%an <%ae>" | sort -u | uniq -w 10

FWIW, -w is a GNU extension to uniq so it'll probably get you some
unloving e-mails from Justin wrt Mac OS X support.


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