[FFmpeg-devel] Patchwork attribution

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 16:33:35 EEST 2019

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM Gyan <ffmpeg at gyani.pro> wrote:
> On 18-04-2019 06:13 PM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:41 PM Gyan <ffmpeg at gyani.pro> wrote:
> >> Ok.  Then shouldn't it assign 'Sam John via ffmpeg-devel' as the author?
> >> It did do that for 'Oliver Collyer via ffmpeg-devel', the string wrongly
> >> substituted here.
> >> This looks like a parser failure in Patchwork.
> >>
> > All of those patches with re-written senders are send from the same
> > email, ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org
> > Presumably patchwork only sends the email itself, not the name, and as
> > such assumes this is the same person.
> >
> In git master of patchwork, I see that if a different name is provided
> for the same email, this new name is updated in the Person db object and
> used.
> See
> https://github.com/getpatchwork/patchwork/blob/c4eca471a4a2cc3a2438e3ee6061df8988a251a6/patchwork/parser.py#L365
> Introduced in v2.1.1. Which version are we using?

This is still not tracked on a per-patch basis, but one global name
per email address, so it wouldn't really solve anything. It just
changes from first person to send a patch to latest person to do so -
altering all previously send patches as well.

 - Hendrik

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