Proposed revised format for JDK commit messages

Iris Clark iris.clark at
Wed Sep 19 17:43:35 UTC 2018

> On 19/09/2018 08:20, Per Liden wrote:
>> It would feel natural to have all *-by lines follow the same syntax. 
>> The Reviewed-by line sticks out in this regard. Is there a reason why 
>> we don't just do:
>> Reviewed-by: Some Name < at>
>> Reviewed-by: Some Other Name < at>
>> ... and so on?
> I assume the names specified to the Reviewed-by line(s) will need to
> be checked against the set of members of the project and their roles.
> I don't know the details of the validation that is done today but it
> might be less reliable to try to map anything other than their
> OpenJDK user name.

OpenJDK usernames are stable.  e-mail addresses are not.


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