At least with svn, ikiwiki seems to currently not send commit mails for newly created pages that match a pagespec such as "*". Subsequent edits to the same page do result in commit mails.
(Granted, this could be almost considered a feature, if the new page is in an rss feed..)
Turned out to occur only for web commits that added a new file, since now
the wiki does not rebuild during the commit hook in a web commit, it could
not rely on
%pagesources having the file. done --Joey