Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <> writes:

> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
>>>  * If somebody has a working replacement URL, we could use that
>>>    instead, of course.  Takers?
>> A possible alternative could be 
> Nice charts!


Their numbers seem to be just 'any commit by the author, with
mailmap applied', and I am of two minds with it.  Counting without
"shortlog --no-merges", depending on the management style of the
project, tends to credit the integrator too much.  Even though
vetting the patches and choosing when to merge the topics is a
significant contribution, it isn't *that* big compared to the work
done by the contributor who took initiative to scratch that itch.

With or without "--no-merges", the big picture you can get out of
"git shortlog -s -n --since=1.year" does not change very much, but
the headline numbers give a wrong impression.

And of course, application of the mailmap is very important, if you
want to get meaningful numbers out of shortlog over a longer period.

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