Unable to contact committer

Matthieu Moy Matthieu.Moy at imag.fr
Mon Mar 12 12:43:24 GMT 2007

Joris Putcuyps <joris.putcuyps at skynet.be> writes:

> How can I prevent this?
> (Perhaps a separation of contacts and bzr tree, or version controlled
> contacts)

As Martin said, email address is mostly a human-readable
worldwide-unique identifier for a person. In centralized systems
(cvs,svn), you only need locally-unique identifiers, so the login name
can be enough, but in distributed systems, you can not guess whether
someone will ever work on a branch with the same login name as you one

If you want to be able to contact the developers, it's probably better
to have a AUTHORS or CONTACT file within the tree. It can be
interesting to mention previous email addresses in this file to have
the mapping email-id -> actual person.


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