[Geany-devel] Commit messages on merges

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sun Mar 4 02:57:34 UTC 2012

On 12-03-03 06:28 PM, Colomban Wendling wrote:
> 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.

Correct, they had some *really* good commit messages. The only problem 
was with my "default" merge messages I think.

>> 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.

I guess I did it like that because it was a single pull request. I'll 
ask in the future when I'm not sure.

Matthew Brush

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