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commit display message template

From: Rob Fowler <svn_at_mianos.com>
Date: 2004-06-09 04:18:34 CEST

We currently use CVS and use a small template that is displayed to the user
before the commit.
For example:
The developer then fills out this data and we can use this to track the

I have written some subversion commit hooks to look up a bug number and
reject the commit of the pr number is not known and to insert an activity
record on the post commit but now I need to get some standard text into the
commit dialog.

I can not seem to find how this is done in subversion. The text that is
displayed seems to be hard coded as a define in the client as far as I can

I have searched the mail archives but as far as I can see this question has
been asked a few times and had no reply. Similar questions have been asked
and the
response has been 'use a script around svn commit' but this won't work with
the windows Tortoise client as we have both linux and windows developers.

Does anyone do this sort of thing?
(A nice way to do it would be to have the text somewhere in the repository,
like cvs, and check out the text for the client.

Rob Fowler - Sydney

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