Regarding commit notifications

Daniel Ebdrup Jensen debdrup at
Sat Feb 20 06:39:30 UTC 2021

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 02:34:36PM +0800, Philip Paeps wrote:
>On 2021-02-20 12:36:27 (+0800), Daniel Ebdrup Jensen wrote:
>>I had a thought the other day, that it would be nice if the subject
>>message sent to src-commiters and doc-commiters (and the 
>>mailing lists) included the repo in question.
>>For example, a mail sent to doc-commiters looked something like this
>>git: <hash> - doc/main - <commit header>
>>Ie. the only thing that's added is the "doc/" part.
>>I already mentioned this in #gitcvt on EFnet, but jhb@ asked me to 
>>it in as an email.
>>jhb@ also pointed out that there are mail-headers, which I wasn't 
>>of, but I still think it would be great to have it in the subject. :)
>>Naturally, this doesn't need to go to the top of the TODO list ;)
>This sounds very redundant.  The doc commit mails already go to a 
>separate mailing list from the src commit mailing list.  And as jhb 
>pointed out: there are X-headers in the message to tell you the repo 
>(and more) too.
>The downside of this is that people reading commit mail in narrow 
>windows will see even less of the actual subject of the commit than we 
>see now.
>Philip Paeps
>Senior Reality Engineer
>Alternative Enterprises

Hi Philip,

The problem is that for all of us who're forwarding, to a (in my case
hosted) gmail account because we access mail from multiple systems and
FreeBSD (reasonably enough) doesn't offer IMAP services, can't really
filter on the mail headers such as X-Git-Repository - at least not that
I've been able to find.

I guess I'll go look for another solution then.

Daniel Ebdrup Jensen
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