Dear All,

 Upon discussion till now , we can choose one of the following option.

a) Contributed XXX.

b) Signoff feature ( which might allow commits with non-apache mail,it might 
some more discussion)

Whether any vote thread required to conclusion for this..?

Thanks And Regards
Brahma Reddy Battula

From: Andrew Wang <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:05 AM
To: Brahma Reddy Battula
Cc: Akira Ajisaka; Allen Wittenauer; Ravi Prakash;; Daniel Templeton; Brahma Reddy Battula
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Commit log Pattern Unification

This is a bit of an aside, but if anyone's interested in grepping git log, I've 
written a python script that helps with this:

versions - Script for bulk updating JIRAs

This includes a fixup file that patches typo'd commit messages as well as 
commits that include multiple JIRAs. The script also detects reverts and merges.

I wrote this to validate the 3.0.0-alpha2 fixversion matches the state in the 
git repo, and it found a lot of mistakes. It should be easy to add support for 
other releases, though someone would need to go through the errors to make the 
fixup file.


On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 1:08 AM, Brahma Reddy Battula 
<<>> wrote:
Thanks Akira Ajisaka, Ravi Prakash,Andrew wang,Allen Wittenauer and Daniel..

Some are favored for option d ( i.e" contributed by XXX.") and Akira and Allen 
are suggesting to use "signed-off-feature" with git-format-patch.

Many other communities, like Yetus,HBase,Spark all are enforcing for 
git-format-patch, can we also do this..?

So how to conclude on this..?

Seems to be we can't commit  author as contributor , as Andrew 
pointed.(contributors will not having the apache mail-id).

can we recommend contributors to keep consistent email-Id..?

Would like to add one more point ,  "smart-apply-patch" can improve like auto 
commit to specified branches , which makes things easier for committer..?

Brahma Reddy Battula

-----Original Message-----
From: Akira Ajisaka 
Sent: 08 November 2016 10:05
To: Allen Wittenauer; Ravi Prakash
Cc: Daniel Templeton; Brahma Reddy Battula;<>
Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Commit log Pattern Unification

In more detail, I'm +1 for requiring 'git format-patch' and commit with 
'dev-support/bin/smart-apply-patch --committer', as well as Apache Yetus.

That way committers can use signed-off feature and don't need to add 
'contributed by ...' to commit message by hand.


On 11/8/16 04:38, Allen Wittenauer wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2016, at 11:29 AM, Ravi Prakash 
>> <<>> wrote:
>> I have a preference for d) Contributed by XXX.
>> Wouldn't signed-off require the commit to come from the contributor?
>> What about people who submit patch files?
>       If the patches are built with 'git format-patch', no.
>       In Apache Yetus, we moved to requiring that patch format + committing 
> with 'smart-apply-patch --committer'.  Makes life much easier, esp when it 
> comes time to see who is actually contributing patches.
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