[Geany-devel] Commit messages on merges

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Sun Mar 4 08:28:39 UTC 2012

On Sun, 04 Mar 2012 03:40:29 +0100
Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:

> IMO we should not record merges when there is only one single commit
> or when the commits are unrelated (though the latter should probably
> be less common) and rather rebase or cherry-pick the commits.
> However, we must keep the merge when the commits are a whole thing not
> to lose that information (when several commits are needed to
> implement a single thing).

I agree. And in second case we have to keep care that merge message is
informative enough to don't go into complete tree just to understand
what have been done there. Personally I started using the git merge
command from command line more often instead of github's web interface
as its not satisfying my understanding. 

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