Notification mails for git repos - resend

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 7 12:51:21 EST 2013

Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:

>>> Of note still is that the mail is sent by GIT SVN Migration user
>>> (git-svn). This is because the mail generation is triggered by the
>>> the svn-git push, which is currently always performed by the user
>>> account git-svn. With the scripts as they are now, the sending user
>>> will be set to the one actually pushing once svn is out of the
>>> loop. So if I push directly to a repo in gitolite, the mail will
>>> appear to come from me. I can't work around this in the current
>>> situation.

>> I don't have a problem with the email being from the committer. All
>> of our mailing lists work that way.
> I have no problem with that either. My note was not really clear on
> the issue I had: the svn based mails are sent from the real
> committer's id (if you commit the mail will be from jralls, if I
> commit it will be from gjanssens and so on). My intention was/is to
> copy this behaviour for the mails sent from git. This however doesn't
> work out currently because all commits to git are done by the git-svn
> user (on behalf of the real committer). So all git mails will appear
> to come from git-svn. I mentioned this because it is different from
> the svn behaviour.
> Either way, this is only a transient issue: once svn is out of the
> loop the real committers will be seen in the mail's From field. So I
> don't intend to change anything in that area anymore.

The way I see it, there's no need to turn on git mail handling for a
particular repository until we turn off svn for that repository.  So in
the end the lists will never receive email from git-svn, because I feel
gitolite shouldn't send it out until we're doing commits directly.

I like that mail is sent using the correct from address.  Did you test
that that works correctly?


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
       URL:    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
       warlord at MIT.EDU                        PGP key available

More information about the gnucash-devel mailing list