Backport identification after Git switch

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sun Nov 24 16:54:24 EST 2013

On Sunday 24 November 2013 20:24:08 Christian Stimming wrote:
> Am Samstag, 23. November 2013, 10:04:51 schrieb John Ralls:
> > The current guidance in the Wiki [1] (which I just copied to [2]) is
> > to put the SVN revision number of the trunk commit in the
> > backport's commit message. That's still legitimate guidance until
> > we switch, but what should we do in the future? Short SHA1?
> > 
> > Do we want to keep the [rev-id] Subject format or should we just say
> > to use `git cherry-pick -x`, which adds the line "Backported from
> > <SHA1>" to the end of the commit message?
> I think this automated annotation of the commit message by git
> cherry-pick -x is just fine and we should switch to that, once we've
> switched to git anyway.
> Regards,
> Christian
> > Regards,
> > John Ralls

Yes, for me the cherry-pick message is ok.

But this actually brings me back to the whole git backport discussion that never really got to a 
final answer. Depending on what branching strategy we choose, we may end up cherry 
picking very rarely.

But I'll revive that discussion in a separate mail thread (probably not today though).


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