Commit 3e8e69a6 authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

Merge branch 'hv/doc-commit-reference-style' into maint

A small doc update.

* hv/doc-commit-reference-style:
  SubmittingPatches: use gitk's "Copy commit summary" format
  SubmittingPatches: document how to reference previous commits
parents b5abd302 4369523b
......@@ -121,6 +121,16 @@ its behaviour. Try to make sure your explanation can be understood
without external resources. Instead of giving a URL to a mailing list
archive, summarize the relevant points of the discussion.
If you want to reference a previous commit in the history of a stable
branch, use the format "abbreviated sha1 (subject, date)",
with the subject enclosed in a pair of double-quotes, like this:
Commit f86a374 ("pack-bitmap.c: fix a memleak", 2015-03-30)
noticed that ...
The "Copy commit summary" command of gitk can be used to obtain this
(3) Generate your patch using Git tools out of your commits.
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