svn commit: r304474 - head/multimedia/cx88

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Wed Sep 19 09:34:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:54:06AM +0200, Guido Falsi wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 03:42:44AM +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > - Created-by: tag is wrongly spelled and should be followed with tab I
> > think
> Right. Going to fix this, but not completely sure about the tab rule,
> anyway it's the same for me, if a tab is preferred I'll add one.

I'm also not sure about the separator; it should be clarified.

> > - $ finger jah at
> > []
> > Trying
> > finger: jah: no such user
> > 
> > - This should have been "Jason Harmening <jason.harmening at>"
> > 
> > - Even for FreeBSD committers, please use their fully qualified identities
> I intended to just rename the Whom: to Created by: and left the
> identity as is. If a full identity is requested I'll ask the
> maintainer if he approves this change(or prefers having just the
> name or wants to remove the Created by: line).

I think this is bad practice.  Nicks are too ambiguous and reserved for
FreeBSD committers by default (this is not an rule, but rather established
historical practice).  Using "informal" names also creates bad precedent,
like it's OK to use bogus names like "Anonymous" (when it's not anonymous
submittion, e.g. with email address; we have some of them already -- looks
awful) or "4v1l h4c|<3r".

> BTW there are other ports(not many I admit) with nicknames not
> present so I thought it was allowed practice to use
> nicknames too. What if a contributor expresses preference for
> inserting just a nickname there?

Personally I think we should require standard full name (with optional
decorations like III, .Sr, etc.) and politely ask why would one want to
conceal it.  After all, we require it when granting a commit bit.  As a last
resort, there is anonymity option for those who prefer not to reveal their
full name.


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