As the email diff messages are presently sent in plain text, we are not able to apply custom formatting, including colors. However, I will leave this issue open for additional feedback from the community, as well as create a ticket in our internal tracker, should we decide to incorporate this in the future.
Even though I really hate HTML emails, having a colored diff would make our life way much easier. Reading mails in mutt can have colored diffs, so it may not be useful to all of us. I guess having an option to chose between plain text or colored html email would be nice.
This would be a huge improvement.
Right now it’s very hard to read the diff, and every day entire teams are spending precious time on eye-parsing the commit emails, when it would be much faster and much more efficient if it was colored (like any diff program).
For a paid cloud git solution, this is bad.
You have two developers here that would love this feature also.
I agree with all the previous posters.
I would also say that you already have the HTML you need, (it's part of the commit you display on the website.) So you already have code to generate the correct HTML.
Just change the content type (multipart/alternative) to the email and add the html.:)
Then we would be back in parity with our old internally hosted git server, where we added the hook to do pretty email.
I don't want to say is drop dead easy.
I'm just saying its not a hugh new feature and it would be a really helpful addition.
WE would really appreciate getting this into a release sometime soon.
+1 to all the above. We very much need an Email Color Diff service for BitBucket. I guess we were all spoiled by the awesome color diffs from svn::notify (I thought git was supposed to be better than subversion. ;-)