Somewhere, I think in the EGIT guide, is the recommendation that the
commit message should be
since WHAT was changed can be reconstructed, but the motivation is
easily lost forever.
I just wanted to start reworking the Contributor Guide to
reflect our changed project infrastructure.
As it provides guidance on how to format commit logs, I think
we should first agree on how we want to do this for GEF (and
GEF4) in the future. I think the old cvs-inspired format of kind
crevells 071221 Make GEF's snapping and tools extensible to
allow moving shapes with arrow keys
seems to be a bit cumbersome, now that we have Git in place.
I would like to propose something like the following:
where <bug-id> is the id of the bug the commit is
related to, or NONE in case the commit is not directly related
to any bug. <contributor> is the full name of the
contributor in case the contribution is not done by the
committer itself. In case the committer also is the contributor
it may be left out. The commit message should not equal the
title of the related bug (one can read it there) but should
instead describe the performed changes. Two examples:
 (Matthias Wienand) Added
support for calculating bezier curve intersections by means
of bezier clipping algorithm. (CQ 5976)
[NONE] Updated target
definition to Eclipse SDK 4.2.0.I20120222-0915.
What do you think?
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