Patchwork modifies 'From' field

Doug Anderson dianders at
Wed Sep 24 04:03:55 EST 2014


On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Brian Norris
<computersforpeace at> wrote:
> Does Patchwork ever change the name in the 'From' field of a patch?
> Perhaps based on prior knowledge of a person's name?
> I see that Ezequiel Garcia's last name is spelled "GarcĂ­a" (with an
> accent mark) under "Submitter" on patches like this one:
> And the mbox linked from patchwork shows the accent in the From
> header. But the raw mail in my account shows that his original mail
> had no accent mark.
> How can I fix this? I don't want to pull patches from Patchwork and
> only realize later the metadata is all wrong. I would really expect
> Patchwork not to muck with things like names, but if it has to, I'd
> hope there's a way to get around it. Can a user register an account
> under their email address and change their name, for instance?

IIRC you can set your name when you first register, but I think
there's no easy way to change your name without emailing the
maintainer of the server.

The problem about patchwork munging email addresses has been brought
up before.  There are some old patches from me that attempted to solve

IDs from

291948  New          [v2,1/5] Move email address parsing functions to
a separate module
291946  New          [v2,2/5] models: Add sent_from() and
need_sent_from() methods to Patch model
291949  New          [v2,3/5] templates: Add "Sent From" to the patch template
291945  New          [v2,4/5] models: Don't munge the 'From' field of patches
291947  New          [v2,5/5] parsemail: Update a Person's name upon
new email unless they are registered


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