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Use author date instead of commit date #919
Interesting proposal. Right now, you are correct, Gitblit uses the committer date. This generally should show a linear date progression in the commit history and better-correlate with push events. The author date is displayed within the commit/commitdiff pages.
If you are pairing Gitblit with a Gerrit-controlled/-mirrored repo, the author date is interesting but oftentimes useless and misleading for the history of the repository.
Can you cite me an example repo where using the author date in the commit list would bring clarity?
It regards our private Gerrit controlled repos. Before importing repos to Gerrit I did some rebasing and rewriting to cleanup the history, so the committer date is useless for us. What's even more confusing, Git Extensions, gitk, and Git itself shows author date, so users complain, that there's something wrong with the Gitblit history view.