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Re: Sending diffs of `elpa' to the respective maintainers

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Sending diffs of `elpa' to the respective maintainers
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 02:55:27 -0400
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Stefan Monnier wrote:

> It would be good to change it so it manages the maintfile itself. Or
> else couple it with a cron job that builds the maintfile.

That's easily done. Just need a thing that parses packages/*.el for
"Maintainer" or "Author" headers. I suggest doing it via cron, so that
it is not necessary to scan all packages on every commit. Need to watch
for changed addresses though, and need to undo any address munging
people might have used (or require them not to do so). The only issuse I
see is if a new package is installed and then a change is committed very
soon after, before the maintfile gets updated. Maybe updating the
maintfile should be part of the process of installing a new package.

Maybe someone on this list will feel inspired to write this piece...

> as an error (i.e. tho I guess it would be the cron job's duty to
> detect/handle it).  I.e. we need to distinguish "missing maintainer
> data" from "maintainer decided not to want it".
> I'd guess the "opt-out" would be a separate list of "opt-out email
> addresses".

I'd suggest just commenting out the relevant line in the maintainers

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