This is basically the same as my original series which was dropped
for no good reasons, plus all the other features I also sent patches
This is way superior to the current git-contacts that sits on the contrib area.
For the uninitiated, this tool finds people that might be interested
in a patch, by going back through the history for each single hunk
modified, and finding people that reviewed, acknowledged, signed, or
authored the code the patch is modifying.
It does this by running
git blame incrementally on each hunk, and
then parsing the commit message. After gathering all the relevant
people, it groups them to show what exactly was their role when the
participated in the development of the relevant commit, and on how
many relevant commits they participated. They are only displayed if
they pass a minimum threshold of participation.
% git related master..fc/transport/improv Junio C Hamano <email@example.com> (signer: 90%, author: 5%) Felipe Contreras <firstname.lastname@example.org> (author: 25%, reviewer: 2%) Sverre Rabbelier <email@example.com> (author: 17%, acker: 2%, signer: 7%) Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> (acker: 17%, author: 10%) Shawn O. Pearce <email@example.com> (author: 5%, signer: 2%, cced: 2%) Elijah Newren <firstname.lastname@example.org> (author: 10%)
In addition, it has an option to output the list of commits, instead
of the contributors, which allows you to easily find out the previous
changes to the lines your patches modify.
% git related -c master..fc/transport/improv 99d9ec0 Merge branch 'fc/transport-helper-no-refspec' 67c9c78 transport-helper: barf when user tries old:new 0460ed2 documentation: trivial style cleanups 126aac5 transport-helper: fix remote helper namespace regression 21610d8 transport-helper: clarify pushing without refspecs a93b4a0 transport-helper: warn when refspec is not used 664059f transport-helper: update remote helper namespace c4458ec fast-export: Allow pruned-references in mark file ...
Moreover, when sending patches for review, you can configure
git to use
git related to find relevant people that should
% git send-email --cc-cmd='git related' *.patch
It has way many more features than git-contacts which is a rewrite in
Perl of this script, but only the initial bare minimum stage.
I’ve also added tests, and this is how git-contacts fares in comparison:
--- expected 2013-10-10 21:13:45.938291298 +0000 +++ actual 2013-10-10 21:13:45.937291298 +0000 @@ -1,2 +1,2 @@ -Jon Stewart <email@example.com> (author: 50%) -Pablo Escobar <firstname.lastname@example.org> (author: 50%) +Jon Stewart <email@example.com> +Pablo Escobar <firstname.lastname@example.org> not ok 1 - basic
git-contacts doesn’t show the amount of involvement, but that’s easy to fix.
--- expected 2013-10-10 21:13:45.975291299 +0000 +++ actual 2013-10-10 21:13:45.974291299 +0000 @@ -1,2 +1,3 @@ -John Poppins <email@example.com> (author: 66%) -Jon Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> (reviewer: 33%, author: 33%) +John Doe <email@example.com> +John Poppins <firstname.lastname@example.org> +Jon Stewart <email@example.com> not ok 2 - others
git-contacts doesn’t show the kind of involvement (reviewer, author)
nor does it group people by their email address.
(skip other failures)
expecting success: git related -craw -1 master | git log --format='%s' --no-walk --stdin > actual && cat > expected <<-EOF && four three one EOF test_cmp expected actual
not ok 7 - commits
Also, it doesn’t have the option to show the commits themselves, which
is useful to investigate the diffs. This feature alone is what makes
the make “git-contacts” not appropriate, because if this feature is
implemented, git contacts –commits wouldn’t have anything to do
For that matter it doesn’t support any options at all (e.g.
–min-percent, –since), and doesn’t have a usage helper (–help).
Just put git-related in your PATH, and enjoy 🙂
Felipe Contreras wrote on 10 Oct 2013