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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] make release 0.1
Date Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:35:57 GMT
On 1 August 2015 at 20:33, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
wrote:

> Isn't this limiting contributors to those mentioned in a commit log entry
> or who push files to the repository?
>
it is, but that is not the key. The key is that the file is not used for
tracking, but are generated from the logs.

rgds
jan i.


>
>  - Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org]
> Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:06
> To: dev@corinthia.incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] make release 0.1
>
> On 1 August 2015 at 19:59, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Peter Kelly wrote:
> >
> >> On 1 Aug 2015, at 10:18 pm, jan i wrote:
> >>> +1, I assume you mean the file contains the names of people who have
> >>> actively done commits on what is being released ?
> >>>
> >> Yes - everyone who’s name is present as an author or committer in the
> git
> >> log
> >>
> >
> > I've seen this debated somewhere. I don't remember the answer, but maybe
> > it's good to check with the Incubator PMC and ask. For sure it's stupid
> to
> > annotate the source files directly, and nobody is proposing this here. As
> > for a separate file with contributors, I find it totally reasonable but I
> > seem to recall a discussion saying that attribution at the ASF is tracked
> > exclusively in version control logs... I don't remember seeing a
> compelling
> > reason for that anyway.
> >
> I remember the debate, and the keyword here is "tracked". We cannot use
> CONTRIBUTORS to track e.g. people who do patches, that must in the version
> control itself.
>
> But we can extract from the version control and generate CONTRIBUTORS. In
> order to avoid discussions later (with IPMC), I would add a couple of
> sentences in the top of the file, explaining how it is generated.
>
> rgds
> jan i.
>
>
> >
> > Regards,
> >   Andrea.
> >
>
>

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