Improving trac notifications

Ben Gamari ben at
Wed Jan 6 18:44:24 UTC 2016

Ben Gamari <ben at> writes:

> Matthew Pickering <matthewtpickering at> writes:
>> I subscribe to the ghc-tickets[1] mailing list which provides updates
>> to all trac tickets. This is very useful, however when a ticket
>> description is updated the whole description is included in the email
>> which makes it hard to see what actually changed. The web interface
>> shows a nice diff[2] of the changes, I think it would be good if
>> emails could also include a diff rather than the current quite useless
>> output.
> I think this would be a great improvement. I, for one, am quite guilty
> of incrementally editing ticket descriptions and the current email
> notifications are nearly useless in this case.
>> After a bit of investigation, it appears that the easiest way to
>> achieve this is apply a simple patch to our copy of trac. The current
>> format is hard coded on line 558 in this module, it seems easy to
>> modify this section to instead provide a diff.
> Herbert, perhaps we could do something along these lines?


- Ben
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