[Bf-committers] Credits Page

Sean Olson seanolson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 20:09:27 CEST 2014

I'm almost positive these lists are auto-generated by a script
(written by Campbell Barton if I recall correctly) - It sorta sounds
like it's not working properly anymore - perhaps because of the switch
to phabricator?  Pretty sure there was no devious reason to not
include devs intended.


On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Antonio Ospite <ao2 at ao2.it> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:50:22 +0200
> Paolo Acampora <palucam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Surely many people is left outside by the autogenerated system, I never
>> thought it was a problem, after all the purpose of my contributions was
>> never to just appear on the list, but I'm sure there are others, like me,
>> mentioning their blender work in their resumes, and of course not being
>> mentioned at all is not good PR.
>> It would be nice to have an option for people to report their commits and
>> ask to be enlisted.
>> Regards,
>> Paolo
>> Paolo Acampora, palucam at gmail.com
>> M +44 (0) 7474 009566
>> Thecnical Director at MAD entertainment, Naples (Italy)
> I can see the 17 commits by Harley with this command line in git:
>         git log --grep "Harley Acheson"
> If the search functionality was enabled on git.blender.org, a possible
> way to list commits where someone is mentioned in the commit message
> could be something like:
> http://git.blender.org/gitweb/gitweb.cgi/blender.git?a=search&h=HEAD&st=grep&s=Harley+Acheson
> but the grep operation in quite expensive so I am not sure if this is
> acceptable for the blender infrastructure.
> I do something similar to list my commits to other projects, but with
> "st=author" which is less expensive.
> However this assumes that committers cared to use:
>         git commit --author="Author..."
> to give proper attribution to external contributors, or used "git am"
> on patches generated with "git format-patch".
> Unlike SVN, git makes a distinction between the author and the committer
> which makes sense for external contribution but it looks like blender
> developers are mentioning the external contributor in the commit message
> instead of using the dedicated author field, which makes the
> information less consistent and a little harder to retrieve.
> I tried to search for "Harley Acheson" in phabricator too but the
> results are not very clear.
> Ciao ciao,
>    Antonio
> --
> Antonio Ospite
> http://ao2.it
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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