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Re: ChangeLogs on CVS? Commit netiquette.

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: ChangeLogs on CVS? Commit netiquette.
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:38:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

"T.V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:
>My cvs snapshot of emacs has Changelog files only upto the end of
>2009 --- has the repository moved, or  are there just no
>changelogs any more?

Hi, T.V.!  Emacs switched to Bazaar.  Please see


and ask any questions here, of course.


>On 2/18/10, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> This seems more of a short comming in `bzr log --short' than in the
>>>> way one writes commit messages.
>> Not really: it's the whole idea behing "bzr log --short".
>>> We currently *have* policies about ChangeLog entries and commit logs,
>>> so I agree with Óscar: it is a good practice and we should require
>>> people to follow it; and treat people who doesn't the same way we
>>> treat people who mangles ChangeLog entries (that is, a gentle but firm
>>> reminder that we have guideliness and we're all expected to follow
>>> them).
>> Yes, please, we should require the first line of commit messages to be
>> an acceptable summary of the whole changeset.
>> Could someone update log-edit-mode's font-lock patterns so that the
>> first line is highlighted specially (at least in the Bzr and Arch
>> cases)?
>> I think log-edit-mode should even go further in this direction.
>> The buffer should be created as
>>   ----------------
>>   Author:
>>   Summary:
>>   blablabla
>>   ----------------
>> where <blablabla> is the text taken from the ChangeLog.  Then for
>> backends which support the notion of summary-line, C-c C-c could just
>> signal an error if the Summary line is still blank.
>> After that, empty header entries will get removed and the text is passed
>> as-is to the backend who is then free to pass it as-is to the underlying
>> VCS or to extract the various fields and do whatever it feels like
>> with them.
>>         Stefan

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