Am 27.02.2010 um 22:32 schrieb Ingo Weinhold:
On 2010-02-27 at 13:48:30 [+0100], Andreas Färber <andreas.faerber@xxxxxx >wrote: [...]The point is, such a format is supported by tools, so that committers wouldn't have to type the commit message themselves but would use theproposed text from the contributor, and optionally have their SOB lineadded. [...]Thanks for the explanation. Unfortunately svn doesn't help with this at all(AFAIK).
Right, but there are patch management tools for use with SVN, e.g. Quilt. I haven't tried it myself, but it's been used by Mono maintainers. (Using ChangeLog-style commit messages there: yyyy-mm-dd name <email>)
I believe mercurial would, though.
Cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt_(software) Mentions a Mercurial extension mq.I would assume that any distributed versioning system has such mechanisms, since you don't have centralized usernames and need to exchange patches.