> From: Michael Haggerty <>
> Add a new Python script, contrib/hooks/, that
> can be used to send notification emails describing pushes into a git
> repository.  This script is derived from
> contrib/hooks/post-receive-mail, but has many differences, including:

The new script (I didn't read it at all) may be useful to some
people, but I'm fairly negative on adding 47 different "I know there
is something in contrib/, I looked at it, but I didn't bother
updating it to fill my needs and wrote a new one instead" at this
point to my tree.

It is a different matter if the patch was to replace the existing
one, saying "the users of the old script can use this one, which is
backward compatible with respect to the external interface such as
command line, or configuration variables used".  Instead of a total
backward compatibility, "here is a script to migrate the existing
set of configuration variables so that users of the old script can
run it once, and start using this new one" is also perfectly fine.

Such an enhancement, especially if the rewritten result is cleaner
and easier to enhance going forward than the original, would be very
much appreciated.

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