On 17.07.2013 15:33, John Keeping wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 03:03:14PM +0200, Marc Strapetz wrote:
>> I'm looking for a specification or guidelines on how a Git client should
>> integrate with bug tracking systems. For SVN, one can use
>> bugtraq-properties [1] to specify e.g. the issue tracker URL or how to
>> parse the bug ID from a commit message. AFAIU, there is nothing
>> comparable for Git [2]? If that's actually the case, is someone
>> interested in working out a similar specification for Git?
>> [1] 
>> http://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/source/browse/tags/version_1.2.0/doc/issuetrackers.txt
>> [2] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17545548
> The Git way to record the issue ID as a footer in the commit message.
> See for example [1].  Although I'm not aware of any standard for naming
> this footer.
> In terms of recording the URL and other data, I think you'd want a
> dotfile in the repository (perhaps .bugzilla).  This shoudld probably be
> in the gitconfig format, like .gitmodules.
> I think "all" it needs is to draw up a spec for the names of keys and
> format of their values, along with the format of footer(s) identifying
> issues associated with a commit and to persuade UI developers to support
> it... ;-)

Finally, I've created a minimal spec which is sufficient to parse and
display issue IDs:


I'd appreciate comments and pull requests.

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