Email subject line formatting

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Tue Apr 14 18:32:34 UTC 2020

2020/4/14 1:18:20 -0700, magnus.ihse.bursie at
> On 2020-04-14 09:58, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> ...
>> Perhaps Jon is onto something that we should be more aggressive in how 
>> the subject line is rewritten. When a change is actually integrated, 
>> it is technically no longer a "RFR", so maybe rewrite to "Integrate: 
>> Bug description ..." instead? As long as the In-Reply-To mail header 
>> is correct, mail software should get the threading right regardless of 
>> subject.

That would be preferable.

> I also realise that on projects where a commit can be pushed without a 
> review, the commit message is sent out as "FYI: Bug description...". 
> This has also confused me, since it sounded like someone wanted to 
> inform me about something, and not an auto-generated commit mail. Using 
> "Integrated: Bug description..." would be beneficial here as well, I think.

Is that always the case?  Or is there still the option (per-project,
I’d assume) to get the traditional “git: jdk/jdk: 87654321: ...” style
of message for commits that are not formally reviewed?

- Mark

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