[Kde-scm-interest] commit filter + git

Ian Monroe ian.monroe at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 15:25:59 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 4:08 AM, Johan Sørensen<johan at johansorensen.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 12:17 AM, Ian Monroe<ian.monroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/7/25 Chani <chanika at gmail.com>:
>>> third, the gitorious guys are on our side; they're not distant anonymous
>>> administrators, they're a couple of guys sitting in the trolltech office eager
>>> to help us. :)
>> Ah now I get the confusion. :)
> Yes, whatever sends out those commit emails, they're not originating
> from the Gitorious.org servers.
>> The commit mails were added by me on the Amarok web server, its not
>> part of gitorious. Even the longterm solution will look something like
>> this, the hooks will probably live on another server since they don't
>> want their end users running wild scripts on their server.
> OK, let's clear this up a bit before it spreads to far. Gitorious.org
> *cannot* allow arbitrary users to upload arbitrary scripts for
> security reasons (far too easy to add a "rm -rf /" hook), hence the so
> called web-hooks feature.
> However, since we'll be making KDE specific customizations already we
> can make KDE specific hooks (in whatever language) part of that, since
> we'll have a certain amount of trust in-between us.
> But, if it turns out to be more practical to have the actual hooks
> elsewhere that's fine; less work on our end ;)

Setting up commit emails for new repos is rather a bother (though I
could script it all, its not really scalable I don't think), so
there's still some use to having it all integrated. :) I doubt we're
the only user who would appreciate this particular feature.


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