[PATCH] Add missing contributors to Credits dialog.

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Wed Feb 13 14:54:38 GMT 2008


Am Mittwoch, den 13.02.2008, 15:25 +0100 schrieb Daniel Schierbeck:
> On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 15:04 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 13.02.2008, 14:43 +0100 schrieb Daniel Schierbeck:
> > > On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 14:32 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > > > Am Mittwoch, den 13.02.2008, 10:10 +0200 schrieb Gary van der Merwe:
> > > > > Give credit where it is due. 
> > > > I don't think this is practical because it will be hard to keep up to
> > > > date. Rather, we could just mention the bzr-gtk homepage or something or
> > > > perhaps ask people to look at the revision history.
> > > 
> > > Psychologically, I think it's important for small-time contributors that
> > > their effort is noticed and mentioned. Making such people feel that
> > > their contributions matter (which they do!) is key to getting even more
> > > help.
> > > 
> > > I think it's a good idea.
> > If it's not updated it has the opposite effect ("Hey, I contributed, but
> > I'm not mentioned") and keeping it up to date will be a tedious task.
> > Even keeping the NEWS file is already problematic.
> That's true. Perhaps auto-generate the list? I mean, we should be able
> to iterate though all revisions and pull out the committer / author,
> then generate a newline-separated list of contributors. This would be
> computationally intensive, but should only be necessary when releasing.

Yes, that would definitely be an acceptable solution in my opinion.

> > Furthermore, the list Gary added seems to include all contributors to
> > bzr-gtk, not necessarily to the code that's used by Olive.
> 
> Yeah, we probably should distinguish between the two.
> 
> What do you say, should I revert the revision, so we can work out a
> better solution?
Yeah, please revert it for now, otherwise this stuff is just going to
bitrot.

Cheers,

Jelmer

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