Code merge notifications too much was: Re: [Merge] lp:~ubuntu-dev/firefox-extensions/chatzilla.ubuntu into lp:~gnomefreak/firefox-extensions/chatzilla.ubuntu

James Westby jw+debian at
Fri Dec 26 17:35:52 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 11:22 -0600, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> We need to come up with a different model for this kind of communication.  This kind of 
> conversation should be between the sponsor and the sponsoree.  I don't see how ubuntu-dev as 
> a whole needs this.  The volume isn't a lot now, but as bzr branches get 
> more use, it will grow.

Once we have a proper namespace for package branches in launchpad then
we will be able to craft merge proposals such that they become most 
useful to us. I imagine that this will mean that for most merge requests
you will only receive an email if you have expressed a preference to 
receive it.

The page at

deals somewhat with how I feel this should work.

This will of course not stop emails being generated if people still use
branches owned by e.g. ~ubuntu-dev. This may be a desirable thing to do,
so we should ensure that launchpad provides a way to allow this without
generating too much email for those that do not want it. This isn't a 
problem specific to Ubuntu, but I think it affects us more than most as
teams like ~ubuntu-dev are so large and deal with so much code that it
increases the number of review requests you don't really care about.



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