Rockbox mail archiveSubject: patch commit template
patch commit template
From: Frank Gevaerts <frank_at_gevaerts.be>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:14:37 +0200
In june, at DevCon, we decided to introduce formal commit templates for
patches coming from flyspray, so we can find people who contribute many
patches easily by scanning svn logs. Nothing happened yet, so maybe it's
time someone steps up and makes an actual proposal.
How about something like this:
--- begin commit message ---
This fixes x when y fails to do z
Author: John Doe
--- end commit message ---
(obviously without the begin/end markers)
Of course, if multiple people contributed to the patch, there can be
multiple Author: lines, and if the patch doesn't come from flyspray, the
Flyspray: line can be left out.
I don't think we should require this for normal commits. As said before,
the goal is to find people who possibly should become committers.
I think we should also use the same Flyspray: lines when committing fixes
for bugs that are listed on flyspray.
-- "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. KernighanReceived on 2009-07-14