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Re: RFC: change to HACKING guidelines on log messages

From: Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz <gradha_at_titanium.sabren.com>
Date: 2004-10-06 10:33:11 CEST

On 2004-10-04, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Since this might be controversial, I wanted to solicit feedback from
> other developers here. If there isn't consensus that this loosening
> of the log message guidelines is a Good Thing, then we should discuss,
> and I'll certainly be happy to revert if necessary.

I would only add a note to make log messages in English even for
translated documents. It allows English only speaking people to
review the changes and maybe decide to revert them if they are
incorrect, not appropriate or simply better in another place.

--- HACKING (revision 11255)
+++ HACKING (working copy)
@@ -1049,7 +1049,9 @@
 file. Just briefly summarize the change, for example: "More work on
 Malagasy translation of the book." When you finish a distinct stage
 of work, note it in the log message, for example: "Finish Chapter 3 of
-Malagasy book translation."
+Malagasy book translation.". Please write your log messages in English
+so everybody involved in the project maintenance understands what type
+of changes were made and possibly suggest changes on them.

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