On 10/01/2015 08:18 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> writes:
On 2015-10-01 11:07:12 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:

I'm inclined to think that commit messages are not really the right medium
for that at all.  Commit messages ought to be primarily text for
consumption by humans.  If we had a tracker, I think that it would be the
place for fixed-format metadata, such as "fixed in version(s) x,y,z" and
"fixed by commit(s) aaa,bbb,ccc".  Expecting the tracker to link to the
commit rather than vice versa would also solve a bunch of other problems
like assigned-after-the-fact bug numbers.  Not to mention plain old
mistakes: once committed, a log message is immutable, but a tracker could
be updated as needed.

What I imagined was this:

TGL commits foo, part of the commit message says: Status: Committed. Then a commit hook is fired from git to the tracker from a fixed address, That message would say:

Git commit $hash
Status: Committed

Which would not only link to the specific commit but also automatically close the ticket with a status of Committed. Does that make sense for -hackers? It seems like it would take a load off but I am not the one in it every day.

If this process actually works, I could see the tracker becoming the
source material for generating release notes, at least for bug-fix
notes.  We do it off the commit log now because that's all we've got,
but the log isn't really ideal source material.


                        regards, tom lane

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