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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Removing @author tags
Date Mon, 02 May 2005 21:01:15 GMT
Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> 
>> Le 1 mai 05, à 22:46, Sylvain Wallez a écrit :
>>
>>> ...So, I think it's really time to do some cleanup and remove these 
>>> tags everywhere...
>>
>>
>>
>> Fine with me
>>
>>> IIRC Bertrand ran a script to extract the current tags to build a 
>>> credits file. Bertrand, any information on this?
>>
>>
>>
>> I did save the @author info in misc/credits/author-tags.txt, see
>> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=108090645721205&w=2
>>
>> But IIRC (cannot find the relevant messages), we compressed and/or 
>> moved the file later to avoid having email addresses in CVS commit 
>> messages.
>>
>> Anyway an svn export with today's date (or even the 2.1.7 distro) 
>> would later provide all this info in case we need it, so saving tags 
>> to a file before removing them is not needed. Maybe just poll the 
>> lists for authors who think they should be mentioned in the credits or 
>> status file.
> 
> 
> 
> IMO it's not worth asking again: they had the occasion to raise their 
> hands when we first decided to remove author tags.
> 
>>> Also, we have to decide if we simply don't put @author tags or if we 
>>> add something like "@author the Cocoon development team". I 
>>> personally prefer no tags at all.
>>
>>
>>
>> Same here.
> 
> 
> 
> Ok. I'll do the cleanup in the coming days.

I think such a touchy issue might require a little more formal vote to 
be really future-proof.

-- 
Stefano.


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