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I agree completely, useful comments will only come from cooperative people, but I still need to require the comment on commit, whether it's "correct" or not is up to management. The question still stands, "Is it possible with CVSNT to require a comment for the commit action?" or maybe more accurately, is it possible from the CVS server to require them. If so, how? Examples? Thanks On 3/20/07, Arthur Barrett <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> wrote: > > Is the comment "aaa" acceptable? > > I suspect what you are actually trying to do is ensure that users > committing changes to the repository give some meaningful information > together with the change. Unfortunately if a user is inclined to not > supply comments - making the comment mandatory usually causes the same > user to start using comments like "aaa", "bbb", and "go away". > > You can write a comprehensive comment analysis routine and call it from > the precommit trigger (which I have seen done). You can ensure that > there are at least 7 words, check dictionaries and all sorts of other > lovelly things. However anecdotal evidence shows that the same user who > used to not put any in comment, then upgraded to "aaa" will now simply > write a little program that extracts random paragraphs from "Alice in > Wonderland". > > On another group it was proposed that the only effective way of ensuring > that users enter useful comments is the liberal employ of a large stick. > > Seriously though - there are times when no comment is really required, > and adding kruft is very rarely helpful. For configuration management > to be effective there should however be a relationship between changes > and other things (like customer requests, project plans etc). That's > why CVSNT has a -b and -B flag to relate changes to a tracking number > and why CVS Suite has integration with Bugzilla. So whilst cvs ci -m "" > fred.c may be poor, cvs ci -B 1234 -m "" fred.c is much better. > > Currently you cannot make bug numbers mandatory - but that feature > should be in the next release (2.5.04) in the next few weeks. > > Regards, > > > Arthur Barrett > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org > > [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Network Engineer > > Sent: 21 March 2007 07:52 > > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > > Subject: [cvsnt] Require Comment on Commit > > > > Is it possible with CVSNT to require a comment for the commit action? > > > > Thanks > >