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Bug#870788: Extract recent uploaders from d/changelog

Adrian Bunk:
> 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.
> Examples:
> 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 
> permitted.
> cu
> Adrian

The syntax used in lintian's changelog is relatively unique to my
knowledge; if by changing it we can actually have this proposal work,
then let me know and I will raise that internally in the lintian team.


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