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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: notifications in IRC
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:33:15 GMT
I'd have a chat with the guys, to see what they say. We're obviously not the first people
wanting notifications for a Git repository. I would avoid writing our own IRC bot at almost
any cost.

On 3 Oct 2011, at 08:31, Paul Davis wrote:

> Randall remind me that I haven't implemented IRC notifications for
> commits yet so I started looking at's GIT support. The more I
> look the less I think its a good fit for Git. This is mostly tied to
> the fact that lots of old VCS hooks are written with an assumption of
> "one push is one commit."
> So with (unless I'm missing the docs, which includes reading
> the source to the recommended git hook) we have to think about things
> like, one IRC notification per commit, per branch, or per push. IOW, I
> don't see a good way for messages like "davisp updated refname [hash1
> ... hash2] <link> <summary>" type notifications.
> Alternatively, I can write a short script that just does the IRC
> notifications which isn't too hard. Its a bit hackish, but we use
> similar things at work and it seems to be more robust than even
> GitHub's IRC bot.
> Anyway, input is requested so I know what I should be looking at.

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