[plt-dev] Format of push notification emails

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 21 22:27:05 EDT 2010

When I get a commit message, I want to see:

the author
the log message
the files changed
the patch

I'd like all of these things collected by push:

All the log messages
All the files changed
The patch

The "git"ty things, like updating the master branch or commit sha1s
aren't useful to me. If they are their, I think they should be
minimized. The sha1s could be useful if they were links to a Web
interface, like github.


On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> Currently, the format of the push notification emails is
> (1) a highlevel overview of the push, for example:
>      mflatt has updated the `master' branch
>      from commit 895ca49f9c8b82fcc3f453b49e6b3938ecc1713a
>        to commit 5d6ae2b4b9cf00b96095cb86c68c9b61f0f573ce
> (2) a "Change Summary" section that lists all the files that were
>    modified/created/renamed/deleted with the number of line changes
>    in the combination of all of these commits
> (3) a listing of all of the commits, each one with the sha1, author,
>    date, log message and one-line stats
> (4) an "Overall Diff" part which has the full diff (in the form of a
>    patch) for all of the commits.
> Are there any comments on this layout?  I can make some changes to
> this, for example:
> * Have the commits listed first (swap (2) and (3))
> * Instead of (2), proivide that information next to each commit, for
>  the changes in that commit
> * Also, each commit could be listed next to its own diff, instead of
>  one combined diff (which sounds like it can be too verbose)
> * I thought about showing URLs for the web interface, but since
>  they're mostly going to be the same prefix with some sha1 at the
>  end, maybe it should include just a pointer to where the web
>  interface is
> Opinions?
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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