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Re: Peer-reviewed commits

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-02-08 02:07:38 CET

On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 01:47:54PM -1000, Joseph Dane wrote:
> this would be an absolutely HUGE win for mid to large open source
> projects. linux kernel development and subversion are by no means the
> only projects that could benefit from something like this. in fact,
> I'l go so far as to say that a well thought out solution to this kind
> of problem could end up being nearly as important as the underlying
> code management system itself.


> it would be best to immediately start thinking of this in terms of
> large scale applications, since the benefit to small projects (who can
> rely on email) would be minimal.

Agreed. It is also based on how many people are submitting patches.

> one thing I would find interesting
> would be the ability for a committer to register interest in certain
> components, and to then receive notification of changes to only those
> components. a component could be a file, a directory, a CVS style
> module, or whatever.

That is easily done with a post-commit hook. "svnlook REPOS dirs-changed"
piped into "grep PATTERN" would do it. If the pattern is found, then a
notification email is kicked off.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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