[geeklog-devel] Geeklog Code File Comment Headers

Tom websitemaster at cogeco.net
Sun Jan 5 13:15:10 EST 2014

I see that Eclipse will apply header comments automatically. I guess at some
point I will have to look into it further.

I was hoping to drop the Geeklog version number and maybe make the copyright
holders something like the Geeklog Development Team. If not we could at
least drop the email addresses of the authors. I will have to check out what
other CMS's do and report back once this release is done.


-----Original Message-----
From: geeklog-devel-bounces at lists.geeklog.net
[mailto:geeklog-devel-bounces at lists.geeklog.net] On Behalf Of Dirk Haun
Sent: January-05-14 12:42 PM
To: Geeklog Development
Subject: Re: [geeklog-devel] Geeklog Code File Comment Headers

Tom <websitemaster at cogeco.net> wrote:

> Is there some sort of script for the comment headers in our code files 
> that we can run to update them?

No. Or at least we don't have one.

> Most of the file Geeklog version numbers are out of whack.

If some file hasn't changed since the version stated in the header, then it
shouldn't matter. But yeah, it is out of date for many.

> I also wonder what information really needs to be put here.

I'm not a lawyer, but we obviously need the licence there. It also makes
sense to state the file name (in case it gets renamed or shows up
elsewhere), a description of what it's for and that it's part of Geeklog. We
could probably drop the version number altogether, though.

I guess we need the copyright line, which implies that we need a list of
people holding that copyright, i.e. the authors. The author names are also
horribly out of date (or just plain wrong) in many of our files, though.
Email addresses, too (do we even need those?).

If you scroll to the end of the GPL text here:
you'll find instructions on how to best apply the licence to a file (that
text is not part of the licence and hence not included in our copy under

bye, Dirk


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