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RE: svn commit emails

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2001-10-19 18:45:25 CEST

> From: cmpilato@collab.net [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net]
> Sent: 19 October 2001 18:37

> Timothee Besset <timo@qeradiant.com> writes:
>
> > If you don't want to fix it, I will live with it (or switch to daily
> > delivery / leave the list). I don't know about RFCs for mail
> formats, but
> > using outrageously long Subject lines seems a pretty wacky use of email,
> > whatever the reasons.
>
> I ask this of the list-folk because I don't know the historical ways
> in which commit messages of other projects look.

Most projects are a bit whacky with respect to this. They mostly only
display
one of the changed directories. Example taken from an apache commit mail:

  Modified: . CHANGES
               server listen.c
               server/mpm/prefork prefork.c

And the resulting Subject:

cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server/mpm/prefork prefork.c

This is very common, although not very nice.

> What if instead of subject lines like:
>
> svn commit: rev 262 - trunk/subversion/include
> trunk/subversion/libsvn_wc trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_local
> trunk/subversion/libsvn_client trunk/subversion/svnlook
> trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn trunk/subversion/clients/cmdline
> trunk/subversion/tests/libsvn_wc
> trunk/subversion/tests/libsvn_repos trunk/subversion/libsvn_repos
> trunk/subversion/libsvn_ra_dav
>
> We did something more like:
>
> svn commit: rev 262 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_wc
> libsvn_ra_local libsvn_client svnlook mod_dav_svn clients/cmdline
> tests/libsvn_wc tests/libsvn_repos libsvn_repos libsvn_ra_dav
>
> Basically, printing the longest common ancestor of all the changed
> dirs, and the paths relative to that of those dirs.
>
> ?? Hm?

Oo, I like it. +1 from me for this concept :)

Sander

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