doc-el gets commit email notifications

We have enabled commit email in the main freebsd/doc-el repository as of today :-)

A typical commit message looks like this:

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:53:17 +0300
From: freebsd-doc-el@lists.hellug.gr
Subject: doc-el commit 726:a1c11d8d69ac - linuxemu: MFen 1.135 -> 1.136
To: freebsd-doc-el@lists.hellug.gr
Message-Id: <hg.a1c11d8d69ac.1220460797.-2136998610@igloo.linux.gr>                                                     

changeset:      a1c11d8d69ac
user:           Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at otenet.gr>
date:           2008-09-03 17:53 +0300
details:        http://hg.hellug.gr/freebsd/doc-el/el?cmd=changeset;node=a1c11d8d69ac

description:
        linuxemu: MFen 1.135 -> 1.136

diffs (21 lines):

diff -r 017c24316f82 -r a1c11d8d69ac el_GR.ISO8859-7/books/handbook/linuxemu/chapter.sgml
--- a/el_GR.ISO8859-7/books/handbook/linuxemu/chapter.sgml      Wed Sep 03 17:48:44 2008 +0300
+++ b/el_GR.ISO8859-7/books/handbook/linuxemu/chapter.sgml      Wed Sep 03 17:53:47 2008 +0300
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
   $FreeBSD: doc/el_GR.ISO8859-7/books/handbook/linuxemu/chapter.sgml,v 1.8 2008/02/10 09:57:13 keramida Exp $

   %SOURCE%     en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu/chapter.sgml
-  %SRCID%      1.135
+  %SRCID%      1.136
[...]

The commit message template is a bit “chatty” right now, but it is nice to be able to notify the doc-el subscribers of the changes I have pushed to the main tree. The messages are also visible online in the mailing list archives now, so we can reply at specific changes like this one

http://lists.hellug.gr/pipermail/freebsd-doc-el/2008/000290.html

and discuss things in the mailing list before we go ahead and push updates, corrections, and so on.

I’m still a bit unsure if I prefer one message pe commit, or a shorter summary message every time someone pushes a bunch of changes. We’ll experiment a bit with the current notification style, and make any changes later.