[FFmpeg-devel] [CHECKLIST] what is preventing us from switch to git

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun Jun 13 02:03:46 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 09:52:52PM +0200, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 03:21:58PM -0400, Alex Converse wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Mans Rullgard <mans at mansr.com> wrote:
> > >>We could have a pre-commit hook which turns the commit message to a
> > >>commit note, then every successive change to the message would only
> > >>affect the note.
> > >
> > > I vehemently object to that ludicrous idea.
> > 
> > I agree with Mans. VLC, x264, gnome, git itself, and the linux kernel
> > all seem to get by without doing this.
> Yes, and we got by with ignoring horrible commit messages for quite a
> while too.
> I have even seen some projects subscribe to the idea "take the commit
> message for git from the email without modification no matter how bad".
> > Git formatted patches as well as messages being written at commit time
> > not at push time, should significantly lower the ratio of bad commit
> > messages.
> I doubt Michael will suddenly use the shift key due to that, for example.

I have just one reliably working shift key left here, iam just trying to
extend its lifetime :)

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