Email subject line formatting

David Holmes david.holmes at
Fri Aug 28 00:26:46 UTC 2020

As the transition to git/skara is now imminent I wanted to re-raise this 
issue and find out exactly how the email processes will be setup for the 
mainline JDK project - ie what subject will be used in the various cases.


On 7/04/2020 9:21 am, David Holmes wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Erik asked me to raise this here to see if anyone else is bothered by 
> this ...
> When an integration email is sent the subject line of the RFR thread is 
> augmented with [integrated] and also adorned with "Re:" as if a reply to 
> the RFR thread e.g.
> Re: [Integrated] [foreign-abi] RFR: Revert "JDK-8242127: reorganize 
> ABI-dependent layout constants"
> My objection to this is that once the subject has been augmented with 
> [Integrated] it is not appropriate to treat that as a "reply" and use 
> the "Re:". If I see:
> [Integrated] [foreign-abi] RFR: Revert "JDK-8242127: reorganize 
> ABI-dependent layout constants"
> I know its a changeset notification email and I can ignore it. Just as I 
> can ignore:
> git: openjdk/panama-foreign: foreign-jextract: 2 new changesets
> or
> hg: jdk/jdk: 8242217: Shenandoah: Enable GC mode to be 
> diagnostic/experimental and have a name
> but when I see the "Re:" I think "oh someone is commenting on that push, 
> there must be an issue and I should read the email" - which is the case 
> with current hg notification emails!
> This would be less of an issue if the sender of the integration email 
> was a bot account but it isn't, it is the committer.
> So I'd like to suggest that the "Re:" be dropped from the subject line 
> of these automatically generated integration emails.
> Cheers,
> David

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