Post by Matthew Brush Post by Lex Trotman
Is it possible to make an archived mailing list which can contain threads of
comments posted to Github (maybe using Github API)? We have sometimes when
squash commits it deletes Github comments, but I thought maybe we could have
some stable backup + URL to link to (ex. in commit messages, on the mailing
list, etc) which could be searchable and googlable and not be deleted by
Or by the remote deleting the branch
Yeah, it would be archived and not affected by force pushes, delete
branches or editing of comments.
The mailing list itself would be no problem at all. It's more difficult
to get the data from Github.
On https://github.com/geany/geany/settings/hooks there is "services" and
they support "Email" but it will send mails only on pushes, not what we
An alternative would a web hook where you can choose detailed on which
events the hook is triggered. But then you need something on the
receiving side which takes the event and transform it into a mail to
send it to the mailing list. Possible but requires some work.
I just had a quick look at the available other services
(https://api.github.com/hooks) to find one which support commit and PR
comments and support something self-hosted (i.e. no new dependency on
some third-party service) but didn't find anything suitable.
One more option might be to use the Geany Github account and watch the
Geany repositories with this account to get notifications this way.
We just need to take care to setup a separate email address in the
Github account settings for notifications because the primary address
will be used for account settings/notifications/password resets. Those
should not be sent to a public mailing list :).
Should be possible and probably the easiest way.
If you agree, I could work on this.
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