The list of changes in the release notes (example: 8.7.10, scroll down to Changes section) look like they are automatically generated from the commit history. Can we change it slightly to make each change a link to the commit msg on github?
Each item in the list would link to respective commit msg, e.g. https://github.com/TYPO3/TYPO3.CMS/commit/a509d71bd5da02cda3c3e9b812affed70792bf01
- Often the subject of the commit message is not clear enough, if someone is unsure of a change, they can click on the commit message to get more information
- Often, the commit msg contains very valuable additional information, that is nowhere else available
- This will make contributions more visible and is a nice add-on for the proposal “Visualize contribution in commit messages” from Mathias Schreiber
Viewing a commit msg on Github may be a little too technical and overwhelming for some people. But if you consider, that most people glancing through the Changelogs will most likely have at least a little technical background, this possible objection can be dismissed, IMHO.
Construct link to commit msg like this:
Apparently, this should work regardless of the branch.
Remarks and notes
I am hoping, this will be quick to implement as not to put too much of a burden on the person, who constructs the Changelog. If I can help, I would be happy to do so (so I’m not just the person making the suggestions where other people have to do the work).
Topic Initiator: Sybille Peters
Topic Mentor: ?