On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Ruediger Pluem <rpluem@apache.org> wrote:

On 06/14/2008 10:20 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
Please don't do this;

Revision 663845 - Directory Listing
Modified Fri Jun 6 07:39:52 2008 UTC (8 days, 12 hours ago) by henryjen

backport r663342 from trunk

Such commit messages aren't legible when comparing a branch to trunk, please
repeat the purpose of the commit in the log message for the backport!

Thanks for the correction, I apologize for the mistake.

There is an IMHO pretty cool script from Joe Orton that is very helpful
for backporting trunk revisions. It creates a file with all the original
commit messages that could be used as commit message for the backport
plus it adds the numbers of the revisions that get backported. It
can be found here:


This is nice, thanks for the pointer.