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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: notifications in IRC
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:52:03 GMT
On Monday, October 3, 2011, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> 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.

it's possible for sure. the github service works like you described.
> 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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