[development] descrptive initial commit message, please

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 07:37:31 UTC 2006

On 13 Nov 2006, at 18:59, Angela Byron wrote:
>> when you commit a new module/theme, please write what it does in  
>> the initial commit message. thats a whole lot more useful than  
>> 'Adding history module', for example.
> Good stuff, Moshe.
> I've updated the Maintainer quick-start guide to recommend this:  
> http://drupal.org/handbook/cvs/quickstart
> Before it was recommending "Adding X module." so this is likely my  
> fault. Sorry!

Better yet, _always_ write descriptive commit messages.  At all  
times, keep in mind that people are tracking your projects by reading  
your commit messages -- either on the website, in their RSS feeds, or  
by e-mail.  Simply put: the quality of your commit messages  
determines how people perceive you and your projects ...

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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