[Gluster-devel] Recognizing contributors and displaying other useful bits?
ravishankar at redhat.com
Wed Dec 16 16:35:04 UTC 2015
On 12/16/2015 07:36 PM, Niels de Vos wrote:
> Many GUI tools provide an "About" box that displays some information
> about the project. Some applications (Wireshark for example) go an extra
> step by including a list of all people that contributed patches. That is
> quite a nice way for contributors to see the appreciation of their work.
> I think it would be really awesome if we could do something similar. We
> have our reserved+hidden ".glusterfs" directory where all access is
> denied. We could populate this directory with static compiled-in
> contents. When accessed from a client, the licenses, versions, authors
> and other bits could be displayed. A normal readdir should still not
> list the directory at all (no change from current behaviour).
> Any thoughts?
I think It would be better to revive the who-wrote-glusterfs reports
that Vijay used to send on the mailing list instead of statically adding
contributor names to code.
We could have a `gluster --credits` or `gluster--help` cli that points
to gluster.org and maybe add a button thingy on the website which when
clicked runs the who-wrote-glusterfs.sh on <whatever-branch> and
displays the result. Things like version numbers and licenses are/should
be covered in gluster--version.
But yes, if we do want to expose this information via the mount point,
then maybe /mount/.meta is a good place.
My 2 cents.
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