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NAME ^

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFromGit - Populate your 'CONTRIBUTORS' POD from the list of git authors

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.010 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFromGit - released April 08, 2014 as part of Dist-Zilla-Plugin-ContributorsFromGit.

SYNOPSIS ^

    ; in your dist.ini
    [ContributorsFromGit]

    ; in your weaver.ini
    [Contributors]

DESCRIPTION ^

This plugin makes it easy to acknowledge the contributions of others by populating a %PodWeaver stash with the unique list of all git commit authors reachable from the current HEAD.

OVERVIEW ^

On collecting the unique list of reachable commit authors from git, we search and remove any git authors from the list of authors Dist::Zilla knows about. We then look for a stash named %PodWeaver; if we don't find one then we create an instance of Dist::Zilla::Stash::PodWeaver and register it with our zilla instance. Then we add the list of contributors (the filtered git authors list) to the stash in such a way that Pod::Weaver::Section::Contributors can find them.

Note that you do not need to have the %PodWeaver stash created; it will be added if it is not found. However, your Pod::Weaver config (aka c<weaver.ini>) must include the Contributors section plugin.

Dist::Zilla Phase

This plugin runs during the BeforeBuild phase.

Metadata Keys

The list of contributors is also added to distribution metadata under the custom x_contributors key. (e.g. in META.yml, META.json, etc)

If you have duplicate contributors because of differences in committer name or email you can use a .mailmap file to canonicalize contributor names and emails. See git help shortlog for details.

METACPAN CONTRIBUTOR MATCHING ^

MetaCPAN will attempt to match a contributor address back to a PAUSE account. However, it (currently) can only do that if the contributor's email address is their PAUSEID@cpan.org address. There are two mechanisms for helping to resolve this, if your commits are not using this address.

Both of these approaches have pros and cons that have been discussed at levels nearing the heat brought to any discussion of religion, homosexuality, or Chief O'Brien's actual rank at any ST:TNG convention. However, they both have the advantage of *working*, and through different modes of action. You are free to use one, both or neither. These are only important if you're not committing with your @cpan.org email address and want the MetaCPAN to link to your author page from the page of the package you contributed to.

Using a .mailmap file

See git help shortlog for help on how to use this. A .mailmap file must be maintained in each repository using it.

Globally, via the authors mapping

This package contains a YAML file containing a mapping of @cpan.org author addresses; this list is consulted while building the contributors list, and can be used to replace a non-cpan.org address with one.

To add to or modify this mapping, please feel free to fork, add your alternate email addresses to share/author-emails.yaml, and submit a pull-request for inclusion. It'll be merged and released; as various authors update their set of installed modules and cut new releases, the mapping will appear.

SEE ALSO ^

Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.

SOURCE ^

The development version is on github at http://github.com/RsrchBoy/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-ContributorsFromGit and may be cloned from git://github.com/RsrchBoy/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-ContributorsFromGit.git

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://github.com/RsrchBoy/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-ContributorsFromGit/issues

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR ^

Chris Weyl <cweyl@alumni.drew.edu>

CONTRIBUTORS ^

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is Copyright (c) 2012 by Chris Weyl.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999
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