no git patchset from .news files? (was Re: gnucash-htdocs branch master updated. svn_last-12-g3580119)

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jul 11 19:50:27 EDT 2013

On Jul 11, 2013, at 2:19 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> On Jul 10, 2013, at 6:10 PM, Derek Atkins <derek at> wrote:
>> On Wed, July 10, 2013 5:35 pm, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>> You're welcome to look into it. Particularly why the script insists on
>>> sending the same mail twice instead of one short summary and one with
>>> complete patches. I have configured the gnucash and gnucash-docs
>>> repositories in gitolite on to send mails using the
>>> same script to two of my private e-mail adresses on pushes, and those
>>> work properly. So I really wonder why the gnucash-htdocs configuration
>>> is not working as it should.
>> I'm not convinced that is what it is doing, because ISTR that it *did*
>> send out patches sometimes.  It's just not always doing it.  Or maybe I am
>> misremembering the output..
> I just looked through the mail archives. It's not sending out the same email, it's failing to include any log output in both emails. That broke between 25 and 29 May  -- the last "good" output was 25 May, the first "bad" output 29 May. Geert committed a bunch of changes in between.

Found and fixed, with a bit of help from Derek.

The problem was that the script excludes the "reachable" changes from other branches -- that might be a problem with merges, don't really know about that -- and was excluding the "trunk" branch -- which is of course the same as the master branch. I fixed it by having it use SHA1s instead of names so it recognizes aliases and doesn't exclude them.

John Ralls

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