git commit messages


The GTK+ team documented how they'd like to see the git commit messages

===================== copy & paste =====================

The expected format for git commit messages is as follows:

=== begin example commit ===
Short explanation of the commit

Longer explanation explaining exactly what's changed, whether any
external or private interfaces changed, what bugs were fixed (with bug
tracker reference if applicable) and so forth. Be concise but not too brief.
=== end example commit ===

  - Always add a brief description of the commit to the _first_ line of
    the commit and terminate by two newlines (it will work without the
    second newline, but that is not nice for the interfaces).

  - First line (the brief description) must only be one sentence and
    should start with a capital letter unless it starts with a lowercase
    symbol or identifier. Don't use a trailing period either. Don't exceed
    72 characters.

  - The main description (the body) is normal prose and should use normal
    punctuation and capital letters where appropriate. Normally, for patches
    sent to a mailing list it's copied from there.

  - When committing code on behalf of others use the --author option, e.g.
    git commit -a --author "Joe Coder <joe coder org>" and --signoff.


I'd like to suggest that this is the default recommendation for GNOME
modules, since having some common guidelines will make the life easier
for most people. If some maintainers disagree, they can of course ask
for something else in their modules.

We can copy & paste it to if
people agree.



Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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