>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen J Turnbull
Stephen> >From a release management standpoint, the new CVS log accumulator is a
Stephen> big step backward. It used to be possible to get a decent idea of
Stephen> who's doing what by just looking in the MUA summary window, but no
Stephen> 1. I miss the friendly "CVS Monitor" From header. (whi-i-i-i-ne :)
Sorry. I tried. I'm too stupid for Perl.
Stephen> 2. The new subject line is essentially useless. Specifically, the
Stephen> committer is missing, and much of the time the tiny amount of
Stephen> repository information is far too broad to be helpful.
I'll see what I can do.
Stephen> 3. This is especially annoying if you don't have working broadband (I
Stephen> pay for it, but I don't get it half the time) because it means you
Stephen> need to download megapatches just to get committer information.
Stephen> 4. The stable RE is going to have to pay close attention to *both*
Stephen> -patches and -cvs if and when we go to commit-without-submit on the
Stephen> assumption that the commit diffs are good enough. At present, he can
Stephen> ignore -cvs if he chooses. (Not my problem at the moment, but it
Stephen> certainly would be a consideration if I'm a candidate for gamma RE or
Stephen> stable RE in the future.)
I don't see what that has to do with the format of xemacs-cvs＠ at the time.
Stephen> 5. The commit diffs are not an accurate record for review, and if
Stephen> iterated cannot be applied to variant workspaces, since they compress
Stephen> the patch with -w. Even if the patch applies, a diff against the
Stephen> mainline will be spurious. I know that CVS branches aren't terribly
Stephen> useful, but this will make them even less so.
That I can fix.
Stephen> The rest of the stuff I can live with, but I really want committer
Stephen> id in the subject, and I think it's quite desirable to give full
Stephen> patches, bandwidth be damned.
I'm confused. Above you seem to be arguing for the opposite.
Supposedly, in the past, the patches would always go to
xemacs-patches＠ in the full anyway. I don't see how the new logs
change the equation.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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