[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Sucrose 0.83.4 Development Release

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Thu Jan 22 10:03:16 EST 2009

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On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 09:54:36AM +0100, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>So the command for sugar for this release would be [...]:
>git log v0.83.4..v0.83.5 --no-merges | git-shortlog
>That will encourage people to write nice commit messages :) I would 
>suggest to put up some guidelines (no rules), so a reader can more 
>easily parse them. For example:
>- ticket number always at the beginning of the commit message
>- Start message with a capital letter
>- For typo fixes use: _Typo
>- For pylint fixes use: _Pylint

Use the recommended style as mentioned in Git documentation somewhere: 
First line a summary of at most 40 chars, then empty line, then optional 
detailed commit message (which is stripped by git-shortlog).

Also, I'd suggest mentioning ticket numbers at end instead, in the style 
used by Debian. Example:

Fix foobar -> barbaz. Closes: SL#1234, OLPC#1235.

The logic is to always prepend "Closes: " and then either "SL#" or "#" 
for each comma-separated ticket closed, or prepend "OLPC#" for tickets 
closed at the laptop.org bugtracker.

  - Jonas

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