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Re: email settings for sending mail on checkin of files,

From: Aaron Bono
Subject: Re: email settings for sending mail on checkin of files,
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 09:49:00 -0500

I would recommend Todd's suggestion about sending the email from the
server.  If you do it through WinCVS, you will have to configure every
client.  Inevitably someone will turn the email off or forget to set
it up on a client by accident and some commits will not be noticed.
You also have the problem, if emailing from the client, of email setup
issues because that client machine is not properly set up with a
usable SMTP server or some because of some network configuration or
access issue.  Client support is almost always more difficult than
support for a central server.  And if someone interacts with CVS
through the command line or another tool....

You get the picture.

May I ask what you are doing with this email?  I can't think of a
reason to myself and am very interested in new and innovative ways
people manage concurrent development.

Aaron Bono

On 6/15/06, Todd Denniston <address@hidden> wrote:
address@hidden wrote:
> Hi,
>   I want to send my team members a mail whenever any checkin is done.

Easily done, just follow the manual on "Informing others about commits":

>   Could you please tell the settings in wincvs for doing this.

Slightly more difficult.
Wincvs is a client, which IIRC happens to be running CVSNT as its cvs engine.
You will likely get better support for a wincvs question at the following

As CVSNT derived from CVS then it should have the capability to do what you
want, and is probably done in nearly the same way, but because you may be
running a windows machine as your server some of the commands for creating and
sending the mail may/will be different.

Good luck.

>   Thanks,
>   Siva

Todd Denniston

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