Explanation for "(silent)" messages on kde-cvs

Stephan Binner binner at kde.org
Mon Aug 12 12:47:26 BST 2002


I heard some people are surprised to see messages with CVS_SILENT on kde-cvs
although there was a thread [1] on kde-core-devel about this. Some days ago
CVSROOT/loginfo.pl was changed: The reasons were that it shouldn't be possible
to insert malicious code in secrecy, there was interest voiced to see all 
commits (for educational reasons) and some people may not use CVS_SILENT to
get attention for their work (like style guide, grammar and spelling fixes).

CVS_SILENT commits outside of kde-i18n, www and developer.kde.org modules are
now spread via kde-cvs but marked with "(silent)" in the subject. If you don't
want to read them, please add "(silent)" to your perhaps existing "kde-i18n" 
filters. KMail's POP3 filters allow you to delete them without downloading.

Automatic i18n changes in the code modules are now performed by user "scripty"
so that they are distinguisable from coolo's commits and are not distributed.


[1] http://lists.kde.org/?t=102858086400003&r=1&w=2

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