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Re: SVN Post Commit Email Notifications

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-30 00:45:22 CEST

On Aug 29, 2005, at 5:31 PM, S I wrote:
> I tell you SVN is NOT easy to set up and configure. It was created
> to overcome the idiosyncrasies of CVS, but does it?

Are you seriously comparing CVS and SVN through such a tiny lens?

Subversion gives you a very simple hook for triggering post-commit
events. But the problem of "setting up a server to send email" is
inherently time-consuming, and way outside the scope of Subversion
itself. Mail is complex. Permissions are complex. That's why
people hire sysadmins. I don't see how anything would have been any
easier for you -- in this one narrow regard -- with CVS or any other
version control system.

Sorry that you're having problems. Before trying anything complex,
you should break down the task into smaller parts. Write a 'post-
commit' script that does nothing but echo the revnum into a tmpfile.
Once you've got that working, you can worry about the various mail
scripts and mail setup details. There's even a FAQ on debugging hook


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