Pretty please use debcommit
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Feb 5 15:38:17 GMT 2010
"Harald Sitter" <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>I know I am annoying, but could every uploader please use debcomit -R -r to do
>a release commit?
>It is kind of a PITA to trace a file movement among .install files if the log
>does show no indication as to when what version was uplaoded to the archives.
>When using -r -R debcommit will try to compose a sensible commit message,
>which in case of no changes would be
>but even more importantly it adds a tag to that commit making it more
>In bzr qlog this looks like
>http://people.ubuntu.com/~apachelogger/screenshots/snapshot001.png which is of
>course super useful.
>Regular commiters should also prefer debcommit over bzr's, more than pitiful
>attemts to make a sensible commit msg out of the changelog, or manual writing.
>In most cases debcommit will properly detect which entries are new and create
>a somewhat sensible and well formated commit message from that.
>So in general: please "man debcommit", and use when appropriate.
I'll say up front that I'm unlikely to remember to do this, but I think my commit messages are reasonably clear.
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