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Re: SVN Post Commit Email Notifications

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-30 01:26:01 CEST

On Aug 29, 2005, at 6:07 PM, S I wrote:
> You opinion is BIASED as well since you work on SVN as a
> developer! Things should NOT be so hard to configure and administer.

I think it's a bit odd of you to judge a product based on one tiny
pluggable server-feature. Did you set up CVS to send mail recently?
Was it easier?

I apologize that I've not followed your tribulations closely. I'm
not sure what problems you've had, or why you've had them. The basic
concept behind a repository hook is about as simple as it can be:

   1. The hook script runs as whatever process is doing the commit.
(In your case, this would be the apache process.) Set permissions/
ownership accordingly.

   2. The hook script runs with no predefined environment. So you
need to make sure that you use absolute paths (instead of relying on

Given your experience, how would you recommend we change Subversion,
or hook feature? What would make post-commit hooks easier to use?
I'm looking for constructive criticism here, rather than angry insults.

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