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From Steve Loughran <ste...@cloudera.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Including Original Author in git commits.
Date Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:23:28 GMT
I've been trying to do that recently, though as it forces me to go to the
command line rather than using Atlassian Sourcetree, I've been getting
other things wrong. To those people who have been dealing with commits I've
managed to mess up: apologies.

1. Once someone is down as an author you don't need to add their email
address; the first time you will need to get their email address
2. Akira, Aaron and I also use the -S option to GPG sign the commits. We
should all be doing that, as it is the way to show who really committed the
patch. Add --show-signature to the end of any git log to command to see
3. note that if you cherry-pick a patch into a different branch, you have
to use -S in the git cherry-pick command to resign it.

we should all have our GPG keys in the KEYS file, and co-sign the others in
there, so that we have that mutual trust.


ps: one flaw in the GPG process: if you ever revoke the key then all
existing commits are considered untrusted

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:12 AM Akira Ajisaka <aajisaka@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Vinay,
> I'm already doing this if I can get the original author name and the
> email address in some way.
> If the patch is created by git format-patch command, smart-apply-patch
> --committer option can do this automatically.

Never knew that

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