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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] bzr problems this morning

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] bzr problems this morning
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:40:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

> bzr 1.5 has the server side post commit hook if I remember correctly.
> I don't have a script pre-canned to do commit mails, but I believe

OK, this is WIP.

> > > The script I referenced polls on the server side, and sends emails
> > when
> > > it sees a change has occured.
> > > 
> > > bzr branch lp:bzr-hookless-email will get you the code for it.
> > 
> > Is there a solution that work for several projects? We're talking
> > mass-hosting here, so we can't run hundreds of instances of this hook.
> Alioth is running that script, and they run hundreds of instances I
> believe without special hooks.

Alioth provides local shell access to people for doing what they want,
which involves a different security setup. We don't.

>From the alioth helper script it seems that each project has to setup
a local cron job that runs the wrapper on a regular basis (not as a
daemon instance). I was hoping for something more simple to setup
sitewide, but we'll stick with this.

> If you have a custom sftp sandbox, you
> could trigger it at the end of an SFTP session and that should be
> lightweight enough to scale to tens of thousands of projects.

No, this is a shared SFTP setup for Arch, download and bzr.


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