[Buildroot] [PATCH] docs/manual: standardize a bit more the formatting of commit titles

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Mon Nov 26 20:20:42 UTC 2018


Thomas, All,

On 2018-11-25 21:09 +0100, Thomas Petazzoni spake thusly:
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2018 17:17:22 +0100, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > When I add 'package/' as a prefix, it is not because it is in the
> > package subdirectory, but because it is touching a package, as opposed
> > to something else, like core stuff or package infrastructures.
> > 
> > The prefix is a 'semantic' prefix, not a path prefix. A path prefix
> > serves no purpose in and of itself.
> 
> I don't quite agree. If we really want to use 'semantic' prefix, then
> we should do:
> 
> 	package: foo: bump version to ...
> 
> Using 'package/foo' really looks way too much like a path, and
> therefore...
> 
> > There, I would have sued 'infra/' as a prefix, because it is touching
> > the pkg0generic infrastructure, not a package.
> 
> this doesn't make much sense to me, because there is nothing named
> infra/pkg-generic in the tree. "infra: pkg-generic: " would be OK,

I'd be OK to use your proposal using the 'prefix: name: what" (even
though I find it ugly, but that's probably because I haven't been
totally tainted by the kernel yet ;-) )

So, for example:

    package: busybox: bump version to 1.29.3
    package: xdriver_xf86-video-siliconmotion: bump version to 1.7.9
    package: uboot: switch to kconfig by default
    infra: pkg-generic: fix show-build-order stdout pollution
    core: legal: add package dependencies with licenses to the manifest
    fs: common: drop intermediate tarball
    fs: ext2: add option for lz4 compression
    testing: add test for the f2fs filesystem support
    [...]
    arch: arm: add FPv5 support for cortex-m7
    docs: manual: add external.desc to list of files needed for BR2_EXTERNAL
    docs: website: update for 2018.11-rc1
    misc: anything else goes here

> but
> we have never really used such 'semantic' naming so far.

Actually, that is exactly what I've been doing all those years.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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