[FFmpeg-devel] Patchwork attribution

Gyan ffmpeg at gyani.pro
Thu Apr 18 16:44:18 EEST 2019

On 18-04-2019 07:03 PM, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.
Unfortunate. Need to be vigilant about patch headers now.


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