Improving trac notifications

Matthew Pickering matthewtpickering at
Tue Jan 19 11:29:33 UTC 2016

Have you had any chance to think about this yet Herbert?


On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:
> 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?
> Ping.
> Cheers,
> - Ben

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