Forum OpenACS Q&A: Update emails from CVS

Posted by C. R. Oldham on

Is there a mailing list somewhere that I can subscribe to that will
let me know what/when commits are made to the openacs4 CVS repository?

Posted by Don Baccus on  I know it is possible (the PG group does something like this) but I don't know how to set it up.  I know they're doing it via majordomo...what do you do, tell CVS to e-mail to a particular address, which happens to be a mailing list?
Posted by Robert Ezman on
I'm pretty sure Don's suggestion would work.  That is: in CVS you can add a watch.  When something changes the user that added the watch gets an e-mail update.

The main problem is that (I think) most people log in using the anonymous CVS account.  If you can set an e-mail address for the anonymous account then you could just point it at the mailing list.

Failing that you could add a user to the CVS repository for the purpose of these updates and set the e-mail address to be the mailing list.  Then add a watch to the openacs4 directory and anybody subscribed to the list would get it.

Posted by Arjun Sanyal on
Yeah, you just add some stuff to the admin directory in the cvsroot.

I set this up for our dotlrn cvs tree which just spams a simple .qmail
list with all of 3 static users. However, I've never set up a fancier mailing list so I don't know how much work, setup and admin, that will be.