[Bf-committers] Credits Page

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 23:03:38 CEST 2014

When using GForce (the old tracker), the script would get a CSV file
and cross reference patch ID's with commits,

With Phabricator we need way download a list of patch/diff authors
into a file the credits generator can parse.

This wasn't high priority for the initial migration, but I'll check
what options are available for 2.72 release to see if we can get
something similar to what we had setup before.

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 4:09 AM, Sean Olson <seanolson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -Sean
> 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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