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Re: Changes to "Contribution Checklist" -- Format of the contribution.
On Fri, 15 Feb 2019, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I don't think we should suggest that scripts/build-many-glibcs.py
> improves a contribution. Not everyone will be able to run it.
It's also only relevant to certain kinds of changes that are likely to
involve architecture-specific issues. Most normal changes don't involve
anything architecture-specific, or are architecture-specific for a single
architecture, and so testing on a single architecture is fine.
> : "Contributed by" statements *in source code comments* are no longer
> : required or desired in glibc source files (though existing statements
> : will remain).
I think we should remove the existing "Contributed by" statements (that
avoids them appearing in new files people copy from old ones) - but before
removing such a statement we need to make sure the names in question are
properly credited in contrib.texi.
Joseph S. Myers