Re: Canonical list of contributors
"Rob Taylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Is there no way we can automate this? My feeling is that everyone who has
> a name on a changelog should be listed as a contributor. It would also be
> nice to have some policy that says not listing a patch contributor in a
> changelog is a serious bug.
"serious"? I don't see how it rates anything higher than
"minor." Not mentioning a patch contributor's name is "a problem
which doesn't affect the package's usefulness, and is presumably
trivial to fix," matching the BTS description of "minor." It
certainly doesn't warrant release-critical status, which
"serious" would make it. We always have enough bugs holding up
release that we don't need to artificially create more.
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