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CONTRIBUTING.md: improve commit message guidelines

Add a brief request for expressing the motivation for a change. Change the example commit messages to match.

Resolves #19126.
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Hannu Hartikainen 5 years ago committed by GitHub
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@ -14,14 +14,22 @@ under the terms of [COPYING](../COPYING), which is an MIT-like license.
* Format the commits in the following way:
`(pkg-name | service-name): (from -> to | init at version | refactor | etc)`
```
(pkg-name | service-name): (from -> to | init at version | refactor | etc)
(Motivation for change. Additional information.)
```
Examples:
* nginx: init at 2.0.1
* firefox: 3.0 -> 3.1.1
* hydra service: add bazBaz option
Dual baz behavior is needed to do foo.
* nginx service: refactor config generation
The old config generation system used impure shell scripts and could break in specific circumstances (see #1234).
* `meta.description` should:
* Be capitalized
@ -30,6 +38,12 @@ under the terms of [COPYING](../COPYING), which is an MIT-like license.
See the nixpkgs manual for more details on how to [Submit changes to nixpkgs](https://nixos.org/nixpkgs/manual/#chap-submitting-changes).
## Writing good commit messages
In addition to writing properly formatted commit messages, it's important to include relevant information so other developers can later understand *why* a change was made. While this information usually can be found by digging code, mailing list archives, pull request discussions or upstream changes, it may require a lot of work.
For package version upgrades and such a one-line commit message is usually sufficient.
## Reviewing contributions
See the nixpkgs manual for more details on how to [Review contributions](https://nixos.org/nixpkgs/manual/#sec-reviewing-contributions).

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