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Re: I'm working on getting the pretest out, but...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: I'm working on getting the pretest out, but...
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:31:46 +0300

> From: Nicolas Petton <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:47:03 +0200
> I'm fixing errors in ChangeLog entries one by one (there are more than
> 200), which is a bit tedious.

Thank you for your efforts.

> This problem seems to reoccur for each first pretest of a major
> release.  Many commit messages have wrong file paths, which is an easy
> mistake to make since there's no check being performed (Magit and VC
> can help with that though).
> There's already a pre-commit hook that does some checks on ChangeLog
> entries, and I was thinking that maybe we could extend it to check for
> the existence of file paths referenced in commit messages.

That could be a good idea, IMO.

> Another problem I'm facing is author names.  I get 30 ignored authors
> when updating etc/AUTHORS.  Some of them are easy to fix given that they
> are known contributors.
> To my surprise however, some of these names refer to old commits (1998
> being the oldest).  I don't remember having this issue in the past,
> which is weird, and I'm wondering what to do with these ChangeLog
> entries.

Can you show those problematic author names?

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