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Re: [alpine-devel] [Proposal] Remove "# Contributors:" from APKBUILDs

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:59:49 -0500


On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Tmp File <> wrote:
> Hello Alpinists.
> I think the contributors on an APKBUILD doesn't give much useful information and only makes the APKBUILDs longer.
> In the off chance you want to see who contributed in the past to a package, you can use git log.
> Most times only the maintainer is useful.
> If he doesn't answer, you can look at whoever else contributed to the package with git log.
> It'll be much more detailed and give a better idea.
> As a good side-effect this would also make the maintainer of a package easier to parse.

I agree, however I also think allowing multiple Maintainer lines is important.
We may also want to keep Contributor lines for restricted packages
where only some people are allowed to touch them, but right now our
commit scripts don't do that specific kind of processing.


Received on Wed Jul 12 2017 - 01:59:49 UTC