In response to my recent post about CVS Commit Notifications via E-mail, Jason Gessner writes to say that he's done something even cooler. He's rigged up a way to get CVS Commit info posted to a weblog using Net::Blogger (which I've played with before (here, here, and here) too and use to post 95% of my entries from Emacs now).

He demonstrated it at (PDF) and has an example on-line.

Cool stuff.

That reminds me, in a roundabout way, of the RSS feeds of CVS Commits that I setup at work. It's more popular than I expected it'd be. There are people other than me who use it...

Posted by jzawodn at November 18, 2003 09:44 PM

Reader Comments
# Kev Spencer said:

And the obligatory "that's not new, we've been doing that for ages" whine from a certain Mr Brad Fitzpatrick:

on November 19, 2003 03:37 PM
# Brad Fitzpatrick said:


Yeah, I'm a whiner.

But you gotta admit that anything related to blogging is a little overhyped.

on November 19, 2003 03:41 PM
# mendel said:

Sounds an awful lot like like cvsweb without the features.

on November 19, 2003 03:47 PM
# Brad Fitzpatrick said:


cvsweb is per-file, not per-commit. (at least the example you linked to is.... is there a fancier version out now?)

I suppose a subversion-cvsweb (svnweb?) would make the whole changeblog thing more irrelevant, since svn has native changeset support.

- Brad

on November 19, 2003 03:52 PM
# jason said:

not sure if the changeblog is "cool" but it can certainly be useful. The nice thing about using a publishing system like Movable Type or LiveJournal is all of the other stuff it is built to hook into, not simply that it is available on a web page. Stuff like RSS, notifications, comments, etc make for some useful functionality and lots of easy flexibility. Plus, have you ever tried to make a nice looking cvsweb or viewcvs site? Ick. Or painful. one of the two. Btw, i like the commands for diffs on your change(b)logs.

Sorry to offend your sense of pride, Brad, but I don't recall saying, "For the first time ever!" or "Introducing!". Blogs are not new. The tools for them are getting better and becoming more useful for less work, but hardly new.

on November 19, 2003 08:55 PM
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