[TYPO3-core] Merged to core script enhancement

Markus Klein klein.t3 at mfc-linz.at
Fri May 24 17:01:47 CEST 2013

Hi Ernesto!

> Hi,
> the "merged to core" script [1] has got a new feature [2] today:
> We can now see the commits which were later on *reverted* again. We've
> had several cases of "reverting" buggy fixes in the past (usually when we
> discover some regression). This allows to quickly be aware that an already
> merged fix is not included anymore. To find that out in the past required
> "manual investigation".

> I use this opportunity to remind the contributors of the "policy" when
> reverting something:
> A "reversal" is a regular activity which *requires* an Issue in our tracker
> *and* a proper explanation about the motivation of the reversal in the
> commit message.
> The issue in Forge is important so that we can discuss the change and later on
> refer to "some" discussion platform. The issue should be linked to the
> original issue which is being reverted, so that people watching (or finding)
> the old issue get aware about this follow-up activity.
> Another good idea is to have a "Related:" line in the commit message of the
> reversal, referring to the issue being reverted (which would - probably - also
> add this commit revision to the related issue).

Is this already documented in the Wiki somewhere?

Kind regards

Markus Klein
TYPO3 CMS Active Contributors Team Member

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