[Geany-devel] GIT commit mails format

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon Oct 31 13:57:58 UTC 2011

On 10/31/2011 06:45 AM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:29:36 -0700
> Matthew Brush<mbrush at codebrainz.ca>  wrote:
>> On 11-10-31 05:00 AM, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>>> On 25/10/2011 00:33, Lex Trotman wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>> If we go back to individual commit mails with diffs, is there
>>>>> anyway to limit how many individual messages get sent out at once
>>>>> and how many lines
>>>>> can be in a diff? Ex. if we merge the gtkbuilder branch at some
>>>>> point, is
>>>>> there anyway to prevent from flooding the list with all those
>>>>> commit mails
>>>>> but to send individual ones for regular 2 or 3 commits in a row?
>>> I'm not sure we would see a flood on a merge, probably only one
>>> commit saying 'merged gtkbuilder branch'? The gtkbuilder commits
>>> should appear as they are committed, not on merge.
>> I think when you merge it makes all the commits onto the branch that
>> was merged into also.  At least this is what happened on the
>> xfce-commits list when one of the devs merged several branches with a
>> total of 800+ commits in them, each triggering a commit mail :)
> Isn't --no-ff or --squash not able to prevent this?

IMO, it's not good to mess with the history just to avoid triggering 
commit mails.

Matthew Brush

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