Re: git commit messages
- From: Filippo Argiolas <fargiolas gnome org>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Cc: vuntz gnome org
- Subject: Re: git commit messages
- Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 23:51:42 +0200
2009/4/22 Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>:
> - 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.
Sorry for revamping an old thread but I kept wondering why vim
highlighted only first 50 characters of my subject lines, so I checked
git-commit manpage. It suggests less than 50 characters for the first
line, is there any particular reason why we shouldn't follow git
> - When committing code on behalf of others use the --author option, e.g.
> git commit -a --author "Joe Coder <joe coder org>" and --signoff.
A mention for git-format-patch + git-am workflow could be worth here.
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