commit IDs in changelog messsages (was: Introductory mail)

martin f krafft madduck at
Thu Nov 13 12:42:44 UTC 2008

also sprach Manuel Prinz <debian at> [2008.11.13.1328 +0100]:
> 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.

Except, of course, there is no such thing as an SVN-Commit. r123 is
a state, a snapshot, the commit if the diff against r-1. I think hg
is like Git, but I think bzr also doesn't have commit identifiers.
Anyway, since those are unique within the official repo to which
these messages are referring (else it would not make sense, except
maybe in the case of Git), it's just semantics. Maybe Vcs-Id, but of
course that's nitpicking.

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