doc: Clarify the topic field in the commit comment template01/1101/2
authorAndreas Fritiofson <andreas.fritiofson@gmail.com>
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:14:44 +0000 (29 00:14 +0100)
committerSpencer Oliver <spen@spen-soft.co.uk>
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:07:39 +0000 (30 20:07 +0000)
Change-Id: Iea1f3b665b011ca3748800048039d3f6b33d7756
Signed-off-by: Andreas Fritiofson <andreas.fritiofson@gmail.com>
Reviewed-on: http://openocd.zylin.com/1101
Reviewed-by: √ėyvind Harboe <oyvindharboe@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Tomasz CEDRO <cederom@tlen.pl>
Reviewed-by: Spencer Oliver <spen@spen-soft.co.uk>
Tested-by: Spencer Oliver <spen@spen-soft.co.uk>
HACKING

diff --git a/HACKING b/HACKING
index 658aa76..2bd3114 100644 (file)
--- a/HACKING
+++ b/HACKING
@@ -102,15 +102,18 @@ while(!done) {
 }
 @endcode
    @b TIP! use "git add ." before commit to add new files.
+
+   Comment template, notice the short first line w/topic. The topic field
+   should identify the main part or subsystem the patch touches. Check
+   git log for examples.
 @code
---- example comment, notice the short first line w/topic ---
-topic: short comment
+topic: Short comment
 <blank line>
-longer comments over several
-lines...
+Longer comments over several lines, explaining (where applicable) the
+reason for the patch and the general idea the solution is based on,
+any major design decisions, etc...
 <blank line>
 Signed-off-by: ...
------
 @endcode
 -# Next you need to make sure that your patches
    are on top of the latest stuff on the server and