Re: Moving GLib and GTK+ to git

On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 21:29 +0200, Martin Nordholts wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> >  - First line (the brief description) must only be one sentence and
> >    must not start with a capital letter. Don't use a trailing period
> >    either. Don't exceed 76 characters.
> Hi,
> Is there any particular reason for not starting with a capital letter,
> e.g. are there any tools that depend on it? In general I think a
> sentence look nicer if it starts with a capital letter, including those
> that does not end with a period. From a quick look at the most recent
> commit messages for the Linux kernel and git itself, it does not seem as
> if they have a rule such as the one above, which makes me even more
> curious why we should have it.

  FWIW, In GStreamer git repositories we use that same rule for the
one-liner with a subtle variation:
  * We do allow capital letters (seriously, who cares? It looks nice)
  * Considering you want to have as much info as possible in that
one-liner, we try to prefix it with a word giving a clue as to where the
work was done (without looking at the modified files). Doesn't apply if
it's a change accross the whole module.
  Ex :
   "rtspsrc: allow http:// on the proxy setting", or
   "Mark unused arguments using G_GNUC_UNUSED glib macro."

> BR,
> Martin
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