A suggestion for "Get Involved" page
jani at documentfoundation.org
Sun Feb 14 10:39:00 UTC 2016
> I disagree here. In many cases I think it is wrong to simply repeat the bug title in the commit message of the commit that (partly or wholly) fixes the bug. Instead the commit message should say what the commit does. That it fixes a specific bug is just a side-effect, a note.
I might be wrong, but I do not think there is much of a disagreement. I did on purpose not write <title> but "what was the problem", hoping to see a developer sentence describing the problem.
I think it is important that the total commit message contains both why (was this solved) and what (was changed). Just reading the "what" will make me wonder why was it changed.
> Also (this is also personal preference, and might be just bike-shedding) a commit message should be in present tense. It should say what the change *does*. Not what it "did".
We are at least 2 with that preference, I updated the commit message:
> I personally also don't see the usefulness in putting the "module" name as a prefix on the commit message. But I know that many esteemed colleagues disagree.
I will leave this part open :-)
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