[cvsnt] Comments

Kerry, Richard richard.kerry at siemens.com
Fri Mar 28 13:16:50 GMT 2008

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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 ?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org 
> [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf Of Gerhard Fiedler
> Sent: 28 March 2008 12:53
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
> 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.
> Gerhard
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