++ed by:
IOANR ZURBORG KEEDI

3 PAUSE user(s)

Yanick Champoux
and 3 contributors

NAME

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFile - add a file listing all contributors

VERSION

version 0.3.0

SYNOPSIS

In dist.ini:

    " any plugin populating x_contributors in the META files
    [Git::Contributors]

    [ContributorsFile]
    filename = CONTRIBUTORS

DESCRIPTION

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFile populates a CONTRIBUTORS file with all the contributors of the project as found under the x_contributors key in the META files.

The generated file will look like this:

    # FOO-BAR CONTRIBUTORS #

    This is the (likely incomplete) list of people who have helped
    make this distribution what it is, either via code contributions, 
    patches, bug reports, help with troubleshooting, etc. A huge
    'thank you' to all of them.

        * Albert Zoot
        * Bertrand Maxwell

Note that if no contributors beside the actual author(s) are found, the file will not be created.

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

filename

The name of the contributor file that is created. Defaults to CONTRIBUTORS.

TRICKS

Refer to David Golden's blog entry at http://www.dagolden.com/index.php/1921/how-im-using-distzilla-to-give-credit-to-contributors/ to get introduced to the Dist::Zilla contributor modules.

Git's .mailmap file is useful to deal with contributors with several email addresses: https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-shortlog.html.

To give credit to bug reporters and other persons who don't commit code directly, you can use empty git commits:

    git commit --allow-empty --author="David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>" -m "..."

To populate the META file with the x_contributors, you probably want to use either Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Git::Contributors or Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFromGit.

SEE ALSO

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ContributorsFromGit

Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Git::Contributors

Pod::Weaver::Section::Contributors

AUTHOR

Yanick Champoux <yanick@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Yanick Champoux.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.