[Xorg] Commit mails

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 1 07:17:07 PST 2004

Egbert Eich wrote:
> Alexander Gottwald writes:
>  > Hi,
>  > 
>  > I don't like the new style of commit messages. I wan't to keep
>  > track what the other developers of Cygwin/X are commiting but 
>  > this is very difficult with the diff-less messages. 
>  > 
>  > What about sending the normal messages (those with the diff) to 
>  > another mailing list (xorg-commit-full) to allow people to 
>  > select the message type they want.
>  > 
> That could be done, however you should be able to generate the
> diff with my script ~eich/scripts/diff_extract.sh which can
> be used as an email filter in many mailers.
> I'm was not overly happy with huge diffs filling up my mailbox
> so I asked if we could change this and since oone objected I
> went ahead and did it. If you want a separate mailing list we
> can go ahead and set it up. I haven't done so as we have too
> many lists already.

I liked the messages with diffs for most of the small putbacks,
but definitely did not like the mail storm generated from them
when the last set of XFree86 changes were merged and we got over
100 of them at once.

	-Alan Coopersmith-          alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. -- Operating Platforms Group
	 Solaris x86 & Interface Technology: X Window System

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