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On 01/08/2011 03:19 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 03:04:55PM +0100, IOhannes m zmölnig wrote:
>> On 01/08/2011 01:05 AM, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>>> Please, be descriptive in the commit messages. A commit message
>>> saying "add libblah-dev as build-depends" is not really useful, as we
>>> can see that from the patch. The point of commit messages is to
>>> explain why the changes are necessary (eg, "Enable support for doing
>>> something, needs libblah").
>>
>> hmm, 2 remarks on that:
>> - - given that git-dch _could_ be used to generate the changelog i would
>> recommend to put the description you want to see in debian/changelog as
>> the "title" (1st line) of the patch
>>
>> - - everything else (e.g why you think it is good and necessary to do
>> what
>> you have done, what you think might be done once there is time and why
>> and everything) ought to be in the "body" (line3-EOF (with line2 being
>> empty)) of the commit message
> 
> As a minimum, I agree.
> 
> Preferrably, though, even the first line (i.e. the changelog entry)
> include tiny explanation too IMO.


right

i did not try to say that one shouldn't include a tiny explanation in
the first line. i was more trying to stress, that the 1st line should be
useable as a changelog entry.

i also think that changelog entries should contain interesting information.

dfsgmt
IOhannes
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