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Re: Commit log messages: Best practices?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-04 14:56:25 CEST

On May 3, 2005, at 7:20 PM, Ben Jackson wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anyone has any tips for best practices in composing
> commit messages. Should we require that authors note their name with
> commits, or is that a job for svnlook? How specific should you be
> about file paths, adds, removes, etc? I thought about something like
> the following:
>
> svn ci -m "[joeblow] Added project2/ to /svn/projects"
> svn ci -m "[janeblow] Updated menu functionality in
> /svn/projects/project1/menu.js"
> svn ci -m "[johnblow] First version of template complete in
> /svn/projects/project1"
>
> Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks,
>

See the Subversion project's own rules on this, in our HACKING file.
Then run 'svn log' on Subversion's own repository to see what it looks
like. The best practice was taken from some existing GNU toolchain
projects.

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