[Geany-devel] GIT commit mails format

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Mon Oct 31 22:29:08 UTC 2011

On 10/31/2011 09:44 AM, Nick Treleaven wrote:
> On 31/10/2011 15:07, Nick Treleaven wrote:
>> On 31/10/2011 13:57, Matthew Brush wrote:
>>>>>> 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 :)
>> Ok, but ideally it would do as I described, like the github commit list
>> for the scintilla-update merge:
>> https://github.com/geany/geany/commits
> Anyway I think the problem of only showing the first commit of the push
> in the subject makes the commit mails harmful because changes can easily
> be missed. This problem seems more important than the potential flooding
> issue. In practice our branch merges likely wouldn't have 800 commits.


And if we do have a case where a massive amount of commits will happen 
at once, we could just temporarily disable the commit mails or ask 
Enrico to do it.  IIRC it would just be a matter of turning of the 
webhook through Github admin settings and turning it back on afterwards.

Matthew Brush

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