Bug#394970: Please, add credits for patch while closing #394970
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 06:40:16PM +0100, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> Hi Frans,
> * 2006-11-30 18:33, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 November 2006 18:02, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> > > do you mind to retroactively modify the changelog for the upload 2.6
> > > of finish-install to credit Sven Luther about the patch he submitted? I
> > > do not want to be pedantic, and I know that you modified and fixed his
> > > patch, but I think it would be correct considering that in the same
> > > changelog entry you already cite the names of the translators who
> > > submitted the updates.
> > No sorry.
> > The patch that was applied was not Sven's patch, but a patch I basically
> > created myself from scratch. Sven's patch was broken (/etc/inittab would
> > not have had the correct line) and had unnecessary code duplication (as
> > he indicated himself).
> Fine, thanks for your explanation: I now understand your reasons, and I
> accept it.
I don't though.
> > credit people just for submitting a bug report.
> That's normal.
When people sen me bug reports and stuff, or even just push me to solve a bug
they can reproduce, i always say :
- Special thanks to <xxx> for helping solve this bug.
But then, this is part of Frans continuous trend to discredit my technical
work, to lessen my contribution, and to outcast me in general.
> > Sven has always been correctly credited for any patches he's submitted or
> > work he's contributed.
> Thanks for confirming this, too.
This is not the full truth though, but the devil is in the detail.