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Subject: Re: A commit message template?

Re: A commit message template?

From: Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:40:04 +0200

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se> wrote:
> We've been discussing commit "templates" and how to do this before, so I've
> given this some thoughts again during this thread and I suggest we start
> using a simple but slightly defined system that's similar to what the git
> people do:

I really like the proposal. However, since we had a somewhat-used
template before I'd consider sticking to the magic words used there.

> [longish description wrapped at 72 columns that explain why and possibly how the change is done]

While this is really easy when using git-svn (or command line svn on
Linux) I'm not aware of a way to do that (or even show the current
column) in TortoiseSVN on Windows. Does anyone know if / how this is
possible with TSVN?

> Reported by: [reporter]
> Bug: [URL/reference to the bug being fixed/addressed]

We've used "Flyspray:" here in the past. This has the advantage that
it also catches patches posted to Flyspray -- or would a separate
magic word "Patch": be better here?

> Written by: [author] (due to lack of git's --author)

We've used "Author" here in the past. At least some commits do, so it
might make sense to stick with that?

 - Dominik
Received on 2010-09-15


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