[FFmpeg-devel] Who is against GIT now? (Was: [RFC] libswscale into the FFmpeg SVN repo)

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Apr 5 20:08:53 CEST 2009

On 5/4/09 18:12, Luca Barbato wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:56:37PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 05:28:40PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>>>>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>>> and i belive there is no consensus on a switch to git ...
>>>>> I just wonder who is against git now...
>>>> I strongly dislike that metadata cannot be versioned or changed, for
>>>> example commit messages.
>>>> Given the often low-quality commit messages we suffer from around here
>>>> and the importance they have when debugging or understanding the code
>>>> I think there has to be a way to update and fix them.
>>>> And I am most emphatically *not* talking about spelling errors in
>>>> commit
>>>> messages. Repeat after me, this is *not* about pedantic nitpicking[1].
>>> git rebase -i on topic branches does what you'd ever dream about ^^;
>> You misunderstand: It needs to be done in the repository, not in
>> somebody's local tree.
> If instead of having the single tree you have more remote branches you
> can do and publish more commits and hopefully fix those issue before
> landing them in the master tree (if you like this workflow).

It could also be noted that if we ask for git format-patch generated 
patches, they contain the commit message. If we mandated this form of 
patch rather than `git diff > somefile.patch` then the commit message 
could also be reviewed. It wouldn't stop subpar commit messages from 
core developers/maintainers however but it would help in a lot of cases.


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