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Git analyzer does not look at author

Hi,

let's consider this as a feature request:

When a commit is made with Git, there can be 2 people involved: the committer, who actually applies the patch to the repository; and the author, who wrote the patch. Git make it possible to distinguish author from committer. It is the case for example for Eclipse,org repositories, where IP process allow only committers to commit, but keeps the actual author. This allows to follow new contributors involvement.

Git analyzer at Ohloh tracks only commits, however, the author is as important as the committer with Git. It would be fine to support this distinction in Ohloh project report.

Regards,

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Mickael Istria almost 5 years ago
 

Mickael, do you have an example? I think Ohloh tracks author if available.

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Abhay Mujumdar almost 5 years ago
 

You are right. Sorry for the noise. The analysis report I looked at was not up-to-date. Now it is, and I can see that what I asked for is already here.

Thanks!

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Mickael Istria almost 5 years ago
 

I found this topic because I was surprised that the committer is not tracked when the author is different.

Isn't both writing and applying a patch a contribution to the project?

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Fabian Steeg over 3 years ago
 

Git make it possible to distinguish author from committer. It is the case for example for Eclipse,org repositories, where IP process allow only committers to commit

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onapthanh about 3 years ago
 

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