[Gluster-devel] Recognizing contributors and displaying other useful bits?
Niels de Vos
ndevos at redhat.com
Thu Dec 17 15:08:06 UTC 2015
On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:13:01PM +0530, Venky Shankar wrote:
> Ravishankar N wrote:
> >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.
> or a tshirt with contributors list on the back :)
That was a plan once, but I do not think this actually happened. Maybe
we should try to get that done for 3.8, or 4.0.
> >But yes, if we do want to expose this information via the mount point,
> >then maybe /mount/.meta is a good place.
> Ummm.. makes sense.
> >My 2 cents.
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> >>Gluster-devel at gluster.org
> > > : Any porters out there should feel happier knowing that DEC is
> >shipping > : me an AlphaPC that I intend to try getting linux running
> >on: this will > : definitely help flush out some of the most flagrant
> >unportable stuff. > : The Alpha is much more different from the i386
> >than the 68k stuff is, so > : it's likely to get most of the stuff
> >fixed. > > It's posts like this that almost convince us non-believers
> >that there > really is a god. (A follow-up by
> >alovell at kerberos.demon.co.uk, Anthony Lovell, to Linus's remarks about
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