This is the third iteration of submitting git-multimail to Git. The first pass  was a modest trial balloon, proposing to add a new script to live alongside post-receive-email. Following feedback  from the mailing list, I decided to make the script a full replacement for post-receive-email (and renamed it from post-receive-multimail.py to git-multimail). The second pass  was an RFC that generated a lot of useful feedback, some requests for better support of old features (mostly implemented), and some contributions by other members of the community (especially Matthieu Moy). The overall reaction to git-multimail as a replacement for post-receive-email has been quite positive.
Now I believe that git-multimail is ripe for inclusion in contrib. Its features are documented in the README file and its advantages over post-receive-email are documented in the file README.migrate-from-post-receive-email. This series consists of a single patch that adds a directory contrib/hooks/git-multimail/ containing five files, described in the patch's commit message. It does *not* deprecate post-receive-email, let alone remove it, though I hope that both of those steps will be warranted in time. If there is consensus that git-multimail should be integrated into the Git project, there are some logistical issues that need to be discussed: * Code drop versus merge? * The first 170 commits to git-multimerge took place in a private repository, commingled with other material. All of these commits were by me. I don't have time to sanitize these commits into a publishable history, so I'm afraid that part of the history will never become public. * The subsequent 200 commits of the history have been published to GitHub . (The version that I am submitting corresponds to the git-multimail subtree of revision c06a1af5d3a9dfbac7eb704dc8e15a2aee60a334 of that repository.) These commits are reasonably clean, though definitely not up to the usual Git project standards. The first of these commits consists of a code drop from the private repository just mentioned. The recent part of this history includes commits by other authors. Would it be preferable to merge the last 200 commits of the git-multimail history into the Git project (presumably via subtree merge), or just to incorporate it as a single, squashed patch? * What to include? The GitHub repo contains some infrastructure outside of the git-multimail directory, which is not included in this patch series: .gitignore, COPYING -- redundant with the Git project's top-level files. MANIFEST.in, setup.py -- infrastructure for Python's setuptools (to allow git-multimail to be packaged as a Python module, probably irrelevant in the context of the Git project. README -- a symlink to git-multimail/README. t/ -- some crude scripts and data that I have been using for testing. The tests are largely manual, so it is not clear whether they would be helpful within the Git project. notes.txt -- TODO list etc. * How to organize future development? Directly in the Git repo, using the git mailing list, etc? As a fork of the Git project that occasionally issues patches and/or pull requests to the main project? Or as a separate project that does not include the whole Git tree, which is occasionally merged back to the Git project using subtree merge?  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/201433  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/201471  http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/214686  https://github.com/mhagger/git-multimail Michael Haggerty (1): git-multimail: a replacement for post-receive-email contrib/hooks/git-multimail/README | 410 ++++ .../README.migrate-from-post-receive-email | 146 ++ contrib/hooks/git-multimail/git_multimail.py | 2126 ++++++++++++++++++++ .../hooks/git-multimail/migrate-mailhook-config | 270 +++ contrib/hooks/git-multimail/post-receive | 66 + 5 files changed, 3018 insertions(+) create mode 100644 contrib/hooks/git-multimail/README create mode 100644 contrib/hooks/git-multimail/README.migrate-from-post-receive-email create mode 100755 contrib/hooks/git-multimail/git_multimail.py create mode 100755 contrib/hooks/git-multimail/migrate-mailhook-config create mode 100755 contrib/hooks/git-multimail/post-receive -- 126.96.36.199 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html