[cvsnt] Can CVS require a check in comment?

Prochazka, Jan Jan.Prochazka at brooks.com
Fri Jun 22 15:25:51 BST 2007

> Educate the developers.  The technical fix isn't a solution.
It is correct, that any technical fix can not protect you from
intentionally bad guys. However, it works great to prevent unintentional
mistakes, hurry up clicks etc. Really, I can not imagine life without
our precommit check looking for, if I remember correctly, at least 2
words and at least 6 characters total.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Peter Crowther
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 02:57
> To: Jerome Fong; cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Can CVS require a check in comment?
> > From: Jerome Fong
> > I'm having a hard time bug fixes since some of the 
> developers are not 
> > adding comments in the check in.  Is there a way for CVS to 
> > require/force a comment to be entered when a person does a check in?
> As Arthur points out, this is a FAQ.  Techically, you can.  
> Practically, the same lazy developers who don't enter 
> comments now will enter "asdf"
> or "none" if they're forced to enter a non-blank comment, and 
> you're worse off than you were before.
> Educate the developers.  The technical fix isn't a solution.
> 		- Peter
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