CVSspam emails you diffs when a change is committed to your CVS repository. These HTML mails hyperlink to further details and use styling to emphasise information structure.
Here are some key features of "CVSspam":
· Every email includes colourised unified-diffs for all changed text files, and the committer's log comment.
· Configurable limits prevent emails becoming too large.
· If configured, mails can include links to Bugzilla bugs, RT tickets and JIRA issues, from specially formated log messages.
· If configured, mails can include links to a ViewCVS, CVSweb or Chora view of your repository. Particularly useful for seeing binary image files before and after a change.
· Written in Ruby.
What's New in This Release:
· Email addresses parsed from CVSROOT/users are now stripped of any surrounding quotes, thanks to a patch from Elan Ruusamäe.
· A numbering error that caused links from the top-of-mail index to point at the file next to the one they should have pointed at was fixed; as reported by several people.
· Ricardo Pardini provided a patch that handles [[Wiki Links]] in the commit log comment.
· Newer versions of Ruby don't allow scripts to modify their command-line arguments, so CVSspam altered to avoid doing that. (A problem that was introduced in release 0.2.11 while trying to fix another issue; thanks to Sven Köhler for checking this).
· Improve email address handling, so that we can now encode non-ASCII characters in any 'personal name' part of an address. Elan Ruusamäe pointed out the lack of encoding.
· Per a suggestion by Corporate Gadfly, the presence of the -kb 'sticky option' on a file now causes CVSspam to avoid producing a diff for that file; handy when diff's inbuilt binary-file detection heuristic fails. The -kb option can be specified when files are added to the repository, or added later with cvs admin.
· It is now possible to specify a charset for emails in the CVSROOT/loginfo configuration file (so the setting can vary between CVS modules). This feature was implemented by Elan Ruusamäe.
· Handle the case where someone has checked out the entire repository (cvs co .); avoid creating email subjects with prefix '[CVS .]'. Thanks to Christopher Petro for the patch.
· Allow the internal $max_lines_per_diff option to be set to nil, meaning 'no limit', following Christopher Petro's suggestion.
· The CSS formatting for the 'commit log comment' portion of the email now allows long lines to be broken, in mail clients that support this feature.
· The documentation now gives an overview of the install process before diving into a description of the steps.
· Notification of commits to a given, single file can now be automatically threaded together by mail clients that support this, thanks to a suggestion by Elan Ruusamäe.