Each of our web-development and software projects has an email list. When you use cvs commit to contribute work to the site repository, everybody on the listserv for that project receives a copy of your log message via email. The message looks like something like this:
From: uyen nguyen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed 08:37 Subject: 'californiamart.com/html/Directory' update now available Resent-From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Update of /usr/local/cvs-repository/californiamart.com/html/Directory In directory server1:/mnt/hdb2/www/californiamart.com/html/Directory Modified Files: CLASSIFY.TXT LINES.TXT REPS.TXT index.html Log Message: update of directory listings (new REPS, LINES & CLASSIFY)
If you are not receiving similar email messages when you commit your changes to the site repository, you can write to email@example.com and ask to be added to the listserv for the site(s) you're working on.
These automagic email updates work well to inform everyone the minute changes to a site or project are available. If you receive such a message for a project you are working on, take it as a strong hint to update your working copy of the site by running cvs update as soon as possible.
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