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Re: [Issue 3096] Default perl script for notifying commits by email should be improved

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:51:04 -0700

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
>> Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> writes:
>>>> Yes, I would totally be happy with binning commit-email.pl and shipping
>>>> a single endorsed solution for commit emails.
>>> +1 on using mailer.py and deprecating commit-email.pl.
>> I'm late to the party, but: +1 here too.
> The outstanding question then, is what timeline do we choose to follow
> for deprecation/removal.
> Given that it does _not_ use the bindings, just svnlook, the coupling to
> a specific Subversion version is very loose indeed. Therefore, users of
> the script will not be prevented from upgrading, if we abruptly stop
> maintaining it. Therefore I'm inclined to slip a deprecation notice into
> 1.5.0, and plan on removing it before 1.6.

I'm not suggesting we remove the script since somebody may want it, just we
won't put any effort into it and we should put a large message in it saying,
please improve mailer.py instead.

> And, I've just noticed we have a commit-email.rb as well!
> That one *does* use the swig bindings. I'm not sure what to suggest there.

I don't see the bindings matter, given we work hard to maintain binary
compatibility between 1.x releases and the bindings should do the same.


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