GIT commit message format

Eric Anholt eric at
Tue Jul 25 15:52:07 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-07-22 at 14:46 -0400, Felix Kühling wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with the new GIT commit messages with all
> the diffs. I do like having the diffs, but when one message contains
> multiple commits, it gets hard to get a quick overview of all the
> changes. You need to scroll through the entire thing to see what's going
> on.
> Would it be possible to have something like a table of contents at the
> top of the message with the one-line summaries of all changes included
> in the message? That would make it easier to decide which patches I want
> to look at in more detail and save a lot of time on changes that aren't
> interesting for me.
> With the current format I just stopped reading multi-commit messages
> because it's too much of a time sink for a spare-time developer.

I wholeheartedly agree here, but unless someone comes up with a
universal update hook that would work for me to link all the xorg update
hooks to, I'm guessing that I won't be tackling it in the near future.

Eric Anholt                             anholt at
eric at                         eric.anholt at
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