FAQ update on how to be notified of all activity (including successful builds)

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Matthew Krom

Dec 26, 2009, 1:48:59 PM12/26/09
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Earlier in December, I wrote that I was just getting started with a
few questions, and everything with Cerberus has gone well since then.

Today I realized that I want to be notified (via the "publisher") of
successful builds, even if the previous build was successful. I want
this so I can be sure the CI is actually still running without

I browsed the source code, and found the method that seems to specify
which updates to send when (Utils#interpret_state). Once I understood
how that works, I realized there is already a configuration option for
this behavior! Which works great.

So, I'm contributing an update to the FAQ, below! (I would commit to
Github, if you allow "outside" or "beginning user" committers on your


[FAQ] update on how to be notified of all activity, including
successful builds

@@ -154,3 +154,17 @@ If you want to add Darcs (or other custom SCM)
project to cerberus, you should e
<pre>cerberus add PROJECT_DIR SCM=darcs</pre>

Currently supported SCM systems are SVN, Darcs, Perforce and CVS.
+### How to be notified of all activity (including successful builds)
+By default, Cerberus does not publish a notification after a
successful build, unless the build before it was unsuccessful.
+To always be notified of successful builds:
+ on_event: all

Craig Jolicoeur

Dec 26, 2009, 2:02:25 PM12/26/09
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Glad you've found Cerberus helpful so far, and thanks for the FAQ
addition. I'll put it up on the website later today.

We accept contributions from everyone, no matter what the level of
previous contribution so don't hesitate to submit any kind of patch or
GitHub pull requests in the future.

Thanks again,


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