[Geany-devel] Commit messages on merges

Colomban Wendling lists.ban at xxxxx
Sun Mar 4 02:28:35 UTC 2012

Le 04/03/2012 02:01, Jiří Techet a écrit :
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:33, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
>> On 12-02-26 11:20 PM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> Just something I thought on last merges based on Jiri's patches. Its
>>> hard to understand what this merges do just by reading the commit
>>> message. Given, that we want to create the ChangeLog based on git log it
>>> will be nearly impossible to create a good ChangeLog/Newsfile if we
>>> don't keep care..... Not sure how, but can we be more verbose here?
>> [snip]
>> Just to give everyone who hasn't checked the commits an idea of the
>> verbosity that those commit messages has.
> Is it too verbose? I was trying to add some more detailed info because
> from my experience even though the patch seems to be clear now, when
> looking at it one year later I often feel like "what does the hell the
> patch do?" and "why did I write something like that?". But if it's the
> preferred way I can move the explanation into the merge comment on
> github.

Nope, it's fine IMO  --  and I think Matthew quoted them just to tell
Frank that despite the unclear merge message the commits themselves were
well explained.

> By the way, because the patches I submitted weren't related in any
> way, I think they could have been rebased on top of master instead of
> doing merge.

Agreed, I prefer not to see merges where there's no relation between
several (2+) commits.


> Cheers,
> Jiri
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