[webkit-dev] WebKit Transition to Git

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Sat Oct 3 10:51:00 PDT 2020

03.10.2020, 20:40, "Michael Catanzaro" <mcatanzaro at gnome.org>:
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 3:16 am, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>>  I've gotta say I'm very much concerned about getting rid of change
>>  logs when we move to Git. We put a lot of useful information about
>>  what was causing the bug, how we fixed it, and why we fixed the way we
>>  did in a change log. I've seen a few projects which transitioned to
>>  Git and somehow lost the rigor in maintaining an equally high quality
>>  commit message, partly because most code review tools don't let you
>>  add inline comments to commit messages.
> You may not be able to add inline comments on commit messages, but I've
> never been particularly concerned about that. You can still start a new
> discussion thread mentioning the problem with the commit message that
> you'd like to see resolved, blocking merge until the discussion thread
> is resolved. Although in GNOME we don't often have problems with
> low-quality commit messages, we do sometimes, and during review we
> treat that as we would any problem with the code. Having a set of
> guidelines for writing commit messages, like [1], might help. But yes,
> we do lose the ability to do inline comments during code review.

FWIW, Gerrit allows to do inline comments on commit messages,
or to add comment for the whole file.

> (Anyway, this is only a tangent, since of course we can switch to
> GitHub but still keep ChangeLog files if we decided to do that.)
> [1] https://wiki.gnome.org/Git/CommitMessages
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