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Bug#870788: Extract recent uploaders from d/changelog

On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 06:13:09PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Package: tracker.debian.org
> Severity: wishlist
> On Thu, Aug 03 2017, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > Then, Tobias has a point, knowing which team members uploaded a package is
> > useful. So I have a simple proposal to achieve that: make tracker.d.o
> > show the last 10 uploaders for a given package (based on UDD), just like it
> > parses the Uploaders: field from the packages now.
> Such a feature would move this discussion forward, so I'm submitting it
> as a feature request.
> I think that the logic in who-uploads(1) is probably insufficient;
> parsing d/changelog would catch people actually /contributing/ to the
> package, not just those who signed the uploads.

I assume you are thinking of parsing the [ name ] syntax used by many teams.

Note that a prerequisite for such debian/changelog parsing would
be that policy sets strict syntax and semantics requirements.


Some teams use different syntax.
I did already state in the policy bug that extracting this information 
from the lintian changelog is my challenge to everyone who thinks that 
that this could be extracted from current debian/changelog.

This can only work if policy states that that the established practice 
of many people using this syntax also for patch submitters is no longer 



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