Jorge Mare wrote:
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:I think there is a definite difference between a "contributor" and a developer, so I don't like the idea of putting them on the same list (though I don't know if you are proposing that.) I think the developers with commit access who are reasonably active should have some precedence in these lists. I am also not sure about moving these lists completely online. There is a certain amount of pride (and maybe some ego) in seeing your name on these lists inside Haiku. It isn't that hard to just link to a separate StyledEdit file or something. Plus I don't know if it is THAT BAD having that long list inside the AboutSystem. That could be made a separate popup window if you want to keep the main AboutSystem window really clean.+1. Alternatively, what we could also do is something along the lines of what Be did, which is to say hide the credits as an easter egg so they don't take up UI space unless actually summoned, so to speak.I know I am going to get nailed for what I will say now, but I have to. Please, don't take this as a personal offense or an attack on developers.
Ok friends, flame ends now please, there's a total misunderstanding. The original post was:
The credits list in the AboutSystem app is very inaccurate and misleading, and IMHO it needs to be rethinked.
You're asking for a re-think so please give the concerned people some time to actually think and reply before giving up. There's a problem to solve and everyone more or less agreed with you up to now (or i missed some replies).
Let's just go back to a simple discussion and fix the damn thing. We could start by writing a draft of the rules, list the roles (those can be multiple), periods of contribution, and then decide how we represent that info. Also see if we can automate the system a bit or agree on a refresh period. As you see, fixing this could end being quite a lot of work, so we'll also need to find someone to do this. Best regards, Alex