Style Commit policy

Andy Fawcett andy at
Thu Sep 19 19:40:20 BST 2002

On Thursday 19 September 2002 21:26, Klas Kalass wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 19. September 2002 11:23 schrieb Andy Fawcett:
> > At 12:13 19/09/2002, you wrote:
> > >On Thursday 19 September 2002 10:53, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > > OK, but all the changes are just to strings?  You're not
> > > > changing click behaviors or changing MDI apps to SDI or
> > > > anything?  At least change the
> > >
> > >Only changes to strings, otherwise I wouldn't make the commits
> > > silent. :-)
> > >
> > > > Ideally, you'd change your log message once per "run" to
> > > > describe what that run is doing.  Unlike Skript Kiddy's "made
> > > > messages" which is just doing the same routine every day, your
> > > > changes are different every time.
> > >
> > >When I see something other wrong than what I'm looking for atm I
> > > fix it too.
> >
> > Is it possible to modify the "cvs to mail" scripts so that they
> > automatically includes the "X-WebCVS:" header information in the
> > body of the message?
> You do not need that if you use kmail from make_it_cool or apply the
> patch that is linked to from the features page for KDE 3.2 which
> enables display of arbitrary headers in kmail.

Yeah, I was informed of that patch off-list, thanks.

However, from my earlier mail:
This is almost exactly what I was thinking of, but done on the KDE 
(cvs|mail) server itself. Reasons being:

1. Not everyone uses KMail (heresy!)

2. Not everybody uses procmail (or similar) to filter incoming messages.

For example, I do some KDE stuff from work, via a plaintext SSH 
connection, X over the link is too slow. So, I read my kde-cvs mail 
using Eudora on Windows. If the link was in the body of the message, 
rather than the headers, it would be much easier for me to get to see 
what had actually been changed.

Currently, I have to open the message, click on "blah" to get the full 
headers, and then click on the link.

I presume I'm not the only person doing mail without kmail, so getting 
the link in the body would probably be better for more than just me.

However, I can live with it the way it is, I don't need to see the link 
for every commit...


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