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Re: Improved git commit emails [was Re: Git transition checklist]

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Improved git commit emails [was Re: Git transition checklist]
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:31:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:21:04 -0500 Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote: 

GM> These are the changes I would like to see in the commit emails
GM> (decreasing order of importance):

GM> 1) get the first line of the commit message in the subject
GM> 2) remove the guff "This is an automated email...in full, below"
GM> 3) add a list of modified files somewhere near the top
GM> 4) Mail-Followup-To: committer, emacs-devel

GM> Even just 1) would be a big help. As it stands I have to read the entire
GM> mail to see which files got changed. Before I just had to look at the
GM> start of the mail.

GM> I spent some time getting the Savannah bzr setup working (obviously
GM> wasted effort now). I won't repeat that for Git, I hope someone else will.

I did something like this for Gnus commit e-mails (starting with an
existing Git post-receive script).  See
http://git.gnus.org/cgit/gnus.git/tree/etc/post-receive and the e-mails
themselves are at http://news.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.gnus.commits for

There may be pre-canned solutions that do what you need, but I'd be
happy to assist if the Gnus post-receive script is close to what you


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