richard.kerry at siemens.com
Fri Mar 28 13:16:50 GMT 2008
AFAIK the only way to change a comment on a past revision is using the
admin command. This is only available to the Adminstrators isn't it ?
Is there any other way to change past comments ?
Or is there a different permission for this variant of admin ?
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> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Gerhard Fiedler
> Sent: 28 March 2008 12:53
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> Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Comments
> Peter Crowther wrote:
> >> Is it possible to force end-users to insert comments when
> they Commit
> >> there files?
> > - Don't bother, because lazy developers will just enter
> "AAA" or "Latest
> > version" (and some will work out how to write the script
> that does that
> > for them automatically). You don't just want *comments*, you want
> > *meaningful comments* - and they're hard to detect
> automatically. User
> > education is far more effective at getting meaningful
> comments into the
> > repository. A cricket bat would seem to be an appropriate user
> > education tool... :-).
> Ah, the old cricket bat -- I almost forgot that one :)
> On a more serious note, code reviews that include commit
> comment reviews
> and making the developers understand that they have to go
> back and update
> the comments if they don't add them in the first place (which includes
> making their projects leads understand that they have to make the
> developers go back and update the comments and bug them until
> they actually
> did it) may be helpful, too.
> In short, you have to give it priority in the overall process -- up to
> consequences for the job and payment in serious cases, just
> like with other
> forms of sloppy work.
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