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Re: Please send svn:log changes to the initial committer

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 10:19:31 -0400

Jens Seidel wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 03:13:30PM +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 02:15:47PM +0200, Jens Seidel wrote:
>>> since Subversion is very petty about log messages as seen during the
>>> last days in multiple messages I would like to request that all
>>> changes to log messages are send (via mail) to the committer.
>>> This would help seeing what style is required without getting bothered
>>> by a lot of "please change your commit log" message.
>>> PS: I wished such a feature since a few days since I noticed that one
>>> of my messages was very shlightly extended. There is no relation to
>>> recent mails but these showed that it would be useful.
>> Are you subscribed to svn_at_subversion.tigris.org ?
> No and I will not. But I wasn't aware that svn:log changes are send
> to a list, so I can read the archive (but there is no way to recognize
> changes to my commits) ...
> I'm sure that not even all committers are subscribed to this list, right?

Nothing by way of list subscription is *required* of committers, no. But it
rather makes sense that a committer who has the good of the community in
mind would be, you know, aware of the things going on in that community.
Part of that awareness is in understanding and formulating proposed code
changes, seeing code changes being made, and responding to those changes --
either personally, as you learn more about the codebase by watching others
work, or interpersonally as you converse with others about the changes you
or they have made. You get that largely by subscribing to and being a part
of the dev@ and svn@ lists.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2008-05-30 16:20:08 CEST

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