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
Subject: doc-el commit 726:a1c11d8d69ac - linuxemu: MFen 1.135 -> 1.136
Message-Id: <>                                                     

changeset:      a1c11d8d69ac
user:           Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at>
date:           2008-09-03 17:53 +0300

        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

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.