Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


What's New in a Project?

Or: How We Do Regular Development Reports in KDE Commit Digest

What is new in your Open Source project? The answer to this question is both important and interesting for developers and users. When the project is small, browsing the revision system log is an easy way to get the answer. Then the project becomes a success and the answer is getting more complicated to obtain.

In this talk we would like to show how we produce the KDE Commit Digest, the weekly oveview of the developer activity in KDE. We will show the whole system. This starts with the infrastructure that allows semi-automatic classification. Then we have the KDE revision control system and the special tags developers may put to mark the most important changes. We will finish with the team that handles this by reviewing, writing the summary and publishing.


Marta Rybczynska