Changing person/author names

Finucane, Stephen stephen.finucane at
Wed Mar 23 01:39:42 AEDT 2016

On 22 Mar 08:37, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > > Patches applied using pwclient will always use the first name that has
> > > been seen for a particular email address. While this is usually fine, It
> > > actually causes issues for people changing name without changing email
> > > addresses or people changing the capitalization of their name (less
> > > important though).
> > 
> > ... and for folks that change names (I've had a few requests for that).
> What most happened to me: Somebody initially writes mail without a real
> name set up: "<mail>" This gets later changed to "<name> <mail>" but
> patchwork still uses the first one forcing me to fix this manually in my
> branch.
> > Yes, I think this is worthwhile.
> Thus, definately +1 on this one.

Yeah, there was a question on this here on the ML just last week [1].
The solution proposed - create a patchwork account - does seem like

This should be a simple change in 'parsemail'. However, I've done some
rework of this file as part of the Cover Letter feature [2] and would
like to get that in first. OK to hold on this change for a week or two
while we get cover letter support in?


PS: This is in the issue tracker now to make sure it's done [3]


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