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From Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Maintaining the list of contributors [was: svn commit: r1169766 - /xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java]
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:41:21 GMT
On 14/09/11 13:13, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> You're right. I think there's a lot of inconsistency here. So, why not
> keep it VERY simple?
> 
> 1. Wipe the team page clean.
> 2. Add a paragraph with a alphabetically sorted, comma-separated list of
> names of contributors (without mail addresses, includes committers). The
> listing would be regardless of the amount of work on FOP. If need be,
> the committers in bold.

Preceded by a sentence like ‘These are the people who are contributing,
or have contributed, to FOP’? In other words, mixing active and inactive
contributors/committers? Sounds good to me.


> 3. Add a link to
> http://people.apache.org/committers-by-project.html#xmlgraphics-fop
> (which, unfortunately, doesn't contain the list of committers before the
> move from CVS to SVN).

Which IMO would make it unnecessary to put committers in bold in the
list above.


> 4. Possibly restore the note about FOP's founder.

I tend to think that as time goes, this information is becoming less and
less relevant. +0 for restoring it.


> No more active or inactive contributors/committers (is he still active?
> is he not?...). Every committer makes sure that the names of
> contributors make it to the contributor list. We know who the candidates
> for committership are from our daily work. I think that would increase
> fairness and maintainability of the team list. And it allows to remove
> all author tags and comments in a fair way. If any committer thinks that
> the amount of recognition for the project is important, we can always
> add a link to the Ohloh page of FOP which does a much better job at
> telling who contributed how much and when.
> 
> That an idea?

An idea that I very much like.

+1 from me.

Thanks,
Vincent


> On 14.09.2011 12:12:25 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
>> On 14/09/11 07:54, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>>> +1 in general on removing author tags (it's a board recommendation after
>>> all). But strong -1 on removing them without adding them to some central
>>> list of contributors.
>>
>> Makes sense, although there’s something I’m not too sure about.
>>
>> Those of the contributors who were committers are already listed in the
>> website’s team page. Regarding the other ones, we could add a ‘Past
>> Contributors’ section to that page.
>>
>> However, current contributors who submit a patch on a one-off basis,
>> therefore will never become committers, will never have their names
>> appear in that section.
>>
>> Also, people listed in ‘Active Contributors’ who become inactive have
>> had their names simply removed from the list so far.
>>
>> In light of this, it seems inconsistent to me to list on that page
>> people who contributed code such a long time ago, and by this make their
>> names more visible than those of more recent contributors.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> Vincent
>>
>>
>>> On 12.09.2011 16:27:26 vhennebert wrote:
>>>> Author: vhennebert
>>>> Date: Mon Sep 12 14:27:25 2011
>>>> New Revision: 1169766
>>>>
>>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1169766&view=rev
>>>> Log:
>>>> Bugzilla #51790: source file contains non-ascii character
>>>> Removed @author tags
>>>>
>>>> Modified:
>>>>     xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java
>>>>
>>>> Modified: xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java
>>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java?rev=1169766&r1=1169765&r2=1169766&view=diff
>>>> ==============================================================================
>>>> --- xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java
(original)
>>>> +++ xmlgraphics/fop/trunk/src/java/org/apache/fop/render/rtf/RTFHandler.java
Mon Sep 12 14:27:25 2011
>>>> @@ -132,12 +132,6 @@ import org.apache.fop.render.rtf.rtflib.
>>>>  /**
>>>>   * RTF Handler: generates RTF output using the structure events from
>>>>   * the FO Tree sent to this structure handler.
>>>> - *
>>>> - * @author Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch>
>>>> - * @author Trembicki-Guy, Ed <GuyE@DNB.com>
>>>> - * @author Boris Poudérous <boris.pouderous@eads-telecom.com>
>>>> - * @author Peter Herweg <pherweg@web.de>
>>>> - * @author Andreas Putz <a.putz@skynamics.com>
>>>>   */
>>>>  public class RTFHandler extends FOEventHandler {
>>>>  
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jeremias Maerki
>>>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jeremias Maerki
> 

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