Re: Updating our list of GNOME contributors

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 22:31 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Do you all remember that we list our contributors in About GNOME? The
> list of GNOME contributors is probably outdated: many people contributed
> a lot of stuff in recent years and are not there. It's a shame to not
> thank them, so we have to fix this!

Haha, neat meme you started.  Want to get wild?  Post it on planet!
(please don't)

> It would be really great if all maintainers could take 10 minutes and
> check that all of their main contributors are listed in there. To do so,
> open this URL and look for the name of your contributors:
> If there are some missing contributors, send me a private reply with the
> names of those contributors. I'll make sure to add them before 2.18.0.
> It'd be great to have the non-ascii characters in hexa, so for example:
> "Mariano Su\xc3\xa1rez-Alvarez" instead of "Mariano Su�z-Alvarez".

Any reason for hex encoding?  That's ugly, and we should handle UTF-8
just fine.

> I'll ask for a hard code freeze break to get this in (yes, this is code
> ;-)).

And maybe it's time to make it data instead of code?

> Thanks,
> Vincent

On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 17:01 -0500, Luis Villa wrote: 
> And I'll buy a $BEVERAGE_OF_CHOICE for anyone who makes the dang thing
> sexy and less slow in 2.19.0. This is 2007; if our about box doesn't
> optionally utilize GL, surely we've failed. :)

I suggest we give MacSlow (CC'ed) till the end of the week to come up with
something uber sexy.  I'll give it a lame try if he doesn't.

> Bonus points for making it take less than, ya know, about a million
> hours to go through the whole list :)

Yeah, one-by-one alphabetical order doesn't sound very friendly.
/me remembers the old Win95 contributors easter egg...

> [And a full case of $BEVERAGE_OF_CHOICE to whoever goes through the
> list of top bugsquad contributors and makes sure they are all in there
> for 2.18.0. Unsung heroes and all that.]

Others not to forget:

- Quim Gil
- Carl Worth
- The new vte uber-hacker, Chris Wilson

> Luis

behdad, who is not in the list

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