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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] changing the format of commit message subject lines
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:49:54 GMT
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Chip Childers
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Rohit Yadav <> wrote:
>> On 06-Dec-2012, at 9:17 AM, Joe Brockmeier <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 11:14 AM, Rohit Yadav wrote:
>>>> For writing commit messages, I think branch name may not be useful but
>>>> what your commit is doing is more important maybe?
>>> As I understand it, this is a proposal for the subject line of the
>>> emails - not how the commit messages are written.
>> Okay, is it for the git hook to send emails with branch names in the message lines?
Yes, that would be great!
>> Oops, got confused.
>> Regards.
> Just so everyone knows, I'm watching a thread over on the
> infrastructure list where it's being made very clear that custom hooks
> are simply not going to be supported.  Not sure the implications to
> this proposal, but I think that we need to be aware that this seems to
> be a standard infra team position that's well established.

Yes, I've tried to say this previously. Per-project commit hooks are
simply not welcome; they are a maintenance nightmare. ASF-wide commit
hooks might be acceptable depending on functionality and impact to


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