[Ros-release] Email notification for devel jobs

Wim Meeussen meeussen at willowgarage.com
Thu Feb 9 20:01:57 UTC 2012


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:49 AM, Weißhardt, Florian
<Florian.Weisshardt at ipa.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am currently releasing updated stacks into electric and I noticed that I
> am generating emails for people who aren’t involved in the release process
> at all.
> To be more clear: I released a new version of cob_common and cob_driver, my
> ROS_EMAIL ist fmw at ipa.fhg.de, but the notification about Success or Failure
> seems to be send not only to me, but to all people who committed something.
> Some Email-Addresses are even invalid like robot at cob3-4-pc1 etc. I didn’t
> realize this behavior for the last releases I did.
> What is the purpose behind it? For me it seems more clear to only send an
> email to the person who is in charge of the release and not to all people
> who participated some time ago.

The email system sends out an email to everyone that made
modifications to the code, since the last successful build. So the
email reaches all people that could have contributed to the build
failure.  This means that while the build is broken, the list of email
recipients grows larger and larger. When the build gets fixed, the
list of recipients gets reset.

At least, this is my understanding of how the email system works.

Hope this helps,


Wim Meeussen
Willow Garage Inc.

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