[whatwg] Request for mail list for svn checkin messages

Michael(tm) Smith mike at w3.org
Wed Apr 25 01:45:05 PDT 2007


I'd like to request you consider setting up a new mailing list to
which commit descriptions and diffs for checkins against the
webapps source get posted.

There's a short how-to about the Suversion setup for it here:


Basically, just need to create a file named "post-commit" in the
"/path/to/your/svn/repository/hooks/" directory in your svn source
respository, and put a line like the following into it:

  /usr/share/subversion/hook-scripts/commit-email.pl \
    "$REPOS" "$REV" -h whatwg.org checkins at whatwg.org

...where /usr/share/subversion/hook-scripts is whatever path you
have subversion scripts in on our system, and where checkins@ is
whatever name you want to use for the list.

By default, the messages sent out will include the diff for the
checkin (along with whatever change description you type in at the
time you commit).

Of course you'd also need to create and set up the actual mailing
list in your Mailman system.

This "checkins" list would be useful for those people who are
accustomed to a workflow of getting e-mail notifications of
checkins for whatever projects, development teams, etc., that they
belong to (in my experience at least, checkin e-mail notifications
are used pretty widely both by a lot of open-source projects and
by development teams working on commercial software).

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