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As I wrote in my original message - use the postcommit trigger. http://www.cvsnt.org/manual/html/postcommit.html When you have created a script - submit it back to the newsgroup so others can use it. Regards, Arthur -----Original Message----- From: Network Engineer [mailto:intnengineer at gmail.com] Sent: Thu 3/22/2007 6:25 AM To: Arthur Barrett Cc: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Require Comment on Commit 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> > [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