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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: author tags (Was: Planning 2.2)
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:37:16 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> >Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> >
> >>Antonio Fiol Bonn?n wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>This can't possibly be what we need, as anyone would have done it
> >>>faster than me, but anyway, here it goes.
> >>
> >>IIRC the problem was not the pure removal, but the mentioning of the 
> >>authors in a contrib file file.
> >
> >
> >Exactly. If it was an easy job, then we would have done
> >it by now. There is discussion in the archives about
> >how the attribution should be done. One suggestion was
> >adding to the status.xml file so that they get listed
> >at the changes.html page. Another suggestion was a
> >"contrib" type file.
> 
> Status.xml already supports authors:
> 
> <developers>
>     <!-- in fifo order -->
>     <person name="Stefano Mazzocchi"    email="stefano@apache.org" 
>  id="SM" />
>     <person name="Sam Ruby"             email="rubys@apache.org" 
>  id="SR" />
> 
> It's a small job to modify the Forrest projectInfo plugin to render 
> these in changes or any other location.

That is not what i was referring to. Rather i meant the
attribute due-to="Donald Duck". The contributor is not
always a committer. It is just a matter of making sure
that there is an entry for each major contribution.

-David

> I want to do a little work on 
> that plugin anyway so that the sorting of actions can be turned off 
> (i.e. display them chronologically), I can do this at the same time.
> 
> Ross

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