commit IDs in changelog messsages (was: Introductory mail)

Manuel Prinz debian at
Thu Nov 13 12:28:17 UTC 2008

Am Donnerstag, den 13.11.2008, 12:54 +0100 schrieb Adeodato Simó:
> Though I agree with your reasoning here, I find (2) a tad too verbose
> (mostly because of the colon appearing twice, which requires two passes
> from your brain, if you see what I mean). May I suggest:
>     3) (Closes: #1234567, Vcs-Git:fba134)
> And Vcs-Hg, Vcs-Bzr, and so on. How does that sound?

I think this syntax is a good compromise and most packagers are familiar
with the notation from debian/control.

If it should be clear to someone outside of Debian (packaging), the
notation "{Git,SVN,Hg,*}-Commit" might also be reasonable, as it shows
that the entry has something to do with a VCS commit.

Best regards

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