To speed up the review process and to keep the logs tidy, we recommend the following simple rules on how to write good commit messages:
- It should contain less than 50 characters. It is best to make it short
- Introduce what has changed, using imperatives: fix, add, modify, etc.
- Add extra explanation if you feel it will help others to understand the summary content
- If you want, use bullet points (each bullet beginning with a hyphen or an asterisk)
- Avoid writing in one line. Use line breaks so the reader does not have to scroll horizontally
To ease review, try to limit your commits to a single, self-contained issue. This will also help others to understand and manage them in the future.
For more information and tips on how to write good commit messages, see the GitHub guide.