This sounds good. Can you add this to the trac wiki?
(e.g., MPICH did something like this when they converted to git)
On Sep 28, 2013, at 8:15 AM, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Let's discuss some rules for commit messages. I used svn propedit often
> in the past, that's not possible anymore once pushed to the main git repo.
> 1) Obviously we should follow the commit log convention:
> one short line description (less than 80 chars)
> <blank line>
> full description
> 2) When backporting patches between public branches, use git cherry-pick
> *-x* so that the old commit ID is recorded is the new commit log. If
> you're working in your private branches, this may not be needed (if the
> old commit ID may change before you actually push it).
> 3) Configure your username and email properly before commtting.
> git config user.email <foo_at_bar>
> git config user.name "First Last"
> This goes into .git/config. Add --global to make these global for all
> your git repos (goes into ~/.gitconfig)
> What else?
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