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Re: Improved git commit emails

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Improved git commit emails
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:44:02 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Glenn Morris wrote:
> ... support request (maybe someone should have tested that before
> bothering Savannah?).

But we are a friendly bunch and happy to help out.  It isn't much
bother.  :-)

I use emacs.  I am supporting the mailing lists.  I have been hacking
on Savannah.  I am one of the few savannah hackers that uses and
supports git.  Seems like a perfect match!  (And it is unlikely that
anyone else would take the task.)  I assigned the support request to
me and came over here to read the mailing list to understand what
needs to be done.  Oh my!  Is it too late to get out of the way?  :-)

Rüdiger Sonderfeld wrote:
> The new git-multimail hook seems to fix these problems. 
>   https://github.com/git/git/tree/master/contrib/hooks/multimail
>   https://github.com/mhagger/git-multimail
> Could you please switch the post-receive hook for GNU ELPA to
> git-multimail?

Glenn Morris wrote:
> These are the changes I would like to see in the commit emails
> (decreasing order of importance):
> 1) get the first line of the commit message in the subject
> 2) remove the guff "This is an automated email...in full, below"
> 3) add a list of modified files somewhere near the top
> 4) Mail-Followup-To: committer, emacs-devel

Ted Zlatanov wrote:
> 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 example.

I am happy to help improve the commit emails.  I am happy if this
needs some iterations to develop a good solution.  For at least one
project there are multiple commit emails of different types sent to
different mailing lists.  Also there are currently at least three
different email commit hook scripts in use.  So there is a lot of
flexibility possible.  But I fear that this will quickly start to

I have changed the post-receive hook for elpa over to the the new
git-multimail hook as requested.  See if that is more to your liking.
If not and you have a different preference let me know what you would
like to try next.


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