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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Commit messages
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:09:37 GMT
The Apache Subversion codified and wrote up details on how the project
should write log messages. This style has been in effect for its
decade+ duration and has worked out very well. You may find it helpful
for the (new) OOo log message guidelines:


On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:34, Shane Curcuru <> wrote:
> Some projects do this by convention within the committers, using various
> tags within the log message to denote bug number, reporter, original source,
> test id, whatever.  But it's up to each project to implement a policy for
> this at the community level.
> There's a useful set of commentary on this kind of question here:
> Note also that SVN allows committers to update log messages after the fact,
> so you can always add new annotations later if needed.
> - Shane
> On 8/28/2011 4:03 PM, Pavel Janík wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I do not know if Apache has some proposed syntax of commit messages (and
>> don't have time to dig around it on the web), but I'd like to see commit
>> log/messages containing the number of fixed issue referenced and no commit
>> messages without that number.
>> In OOo times, the commit logs were in the following structure:
>> #12345#: Fix typo (i->y).
>> Can we do the same/similar in Apache

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