[Bf-committers] Visibility of attribution

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 07:29:20 CEST 2011

Missed some points last mail.

* Currently names are sorted alphabetically to avoid this becoming
some kind of ranking.

* Having 1 liner credits for each developer could be nice too but with
255 devs in the list, writing all this text is a big task, at least
having a blank field and allowing others to fill in could work, if
someone wants to help out writing this info I dont mind adding the

* There seems to be some unicode problems with some names, have to
look into this.

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Committed https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender/intern/tools/credits_svn_gen.py
> Does basic commit stats as well as finding patches and attributing the
> patch authors.
> And added a link to the credits page from the splash.
>  http://www.blender.org/development/credits
> Remaining todo's are:
> * Possibly some text on the credits page, none came to mind but easy to add.
> * I didn't find everyones real names (26 usernames left to find, falls
> back to the ID's they commit under)
> * Theres a section for companies and organizations, added 2 that
> sponsored features in blender but sure there are more.
> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
>> Hi Campbell,
>> Sure, proper crediting of our contributors is always cool!
>> Let's do this as you propose for now, and investigate other methods
>> later.
>> -Ton-
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
>> Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands
>> On 31 Aug, 2011, at 7:59, Campbell Barton wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Alex Fraser <adfries at vpac.org> wrote:
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Alex Fraser" <adfries at vpac.org>
>>>>> For now it might be easiest to add all the 2.5x credits pages to the
>>>>> page mentioned above. But as suggested by Campbell, we could move
>>>>> to a
>>>>> more scalable format that shows each developer and the number of
>>>>> commits they have made, like this:
>>>>> http://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/credits/
>>>> ... except that it would be great if we could show companies that
>>>> sponsor development there too. In my case, I would be happy for the
>>>> commits I make on behalf of a client be listed as a commit by that
>>>> company, rather than by me.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Alex
>>> Credits link from splash seems reasonable, or link from help menu, or
>>> prominent link from download page - I'm not that fussed as long as its
>>> not getting in the way too much.
>>> As for how to maintain this list - I doubt maintaining by hand will
>>> work, developers already don't add themselves to the `Contributors`
>>> section in the header much, so if this page is only to allow people to
>>> add themselves who like being credited - then I suppose it serves that
>>> purpose but wont end up crediting people who don't make the effort to
>>> add themselves there.
>>> Mostly I see this as being an extra wiki document to maintain, we
>>> already barely manage to keep lists of module owners, changelogs,
>>> release logs, py api changelogs, regression files.... etc. Up to date,
>>> so I'd be surprised if this page ends up being properly maintained.
>>> So I'll propose to parse svn logs, do some basic regex to get patch
>>> numbers and find the patch author names so we credit them too. The
>>> script can have some hard coded remappings to credit companies rather
>>> than the committers - think this wont be too hard to manage.
>>> If Ton's ok with it, I can look into this, think its only a few hrs
>>> work.
>>> --
>>> - Campbell
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- Campbell

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