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From: Matt King <mck@fb.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 00:45:22 +0000
To: "public-aria-editors@w3.org" <public-aria-editors@w3.org>
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I was just looking back in commit logs for commit messages I wrote about changes for my actions.

I was being careful to write detailed messages  so that when the branches evaporated my summaries of changes, and where important, short bits about the reasons for the changes, would be readily available.

It seems that when I deleted branches, the commit messages have gone even though the commits have been merged to master.

In some cases, I kept a list of changes handy in an off-line file so I can reconstruct it. In cases where I was really on top of things, I wrote a summary in the action item. But, still, the easiest way to get a list of changes is to look at commit logs. That way you don't have to dig through lots of actions and issues and so forth.

I don't understand how this information has disappeared. AmI misunderstanding what we should be putting into commit messages and how commits are merged? I was really counting on using the messages to hold important info. And, I was also banking on GIT as a way for me to keep track of contributions.

Matt King
Received on Tuesday, 7 June 2016 00:48:16 UTC

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