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Re: bug#9846: [PATCH 2/3] maint: use gnulib's git-version-gen instead of

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: bug#9846: [PATCH 2/3] maint: use gnulib's git-version-gen instead of mkstamp.
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:44:14 +0700

On 24 Oct 2011, at 13:11, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
> Although I've kept it separate in this thread for easier review, I'll squash
> it into the [PATCH 2/3] commit in 72 hours, pending any comments that need
> addressing first.
> On 23 Oct 2011, at 23:12, Gary V. Vaughan wrote:
>> * libltdl/config/mkstamp: File removed.
>> * bootstrap.conf (gnulib_modules): Add git-version-gen.
>> * (AC_INIT, package_revision): Use git-version-gen to
>> calculate version number.
>> (TIMESTAMP): Removed.
>> * libtoolize.m4sh, libltdl/config/ltmain.m4sh, libltdl/m4/libtool.m4
>> (TIMESTAMP): Ditto.
>> * (TIMESTAMP): Ditto.
>> (MKSTAMP): Renamed from this...
>> (git_version_gen): this. Set revision here.  An alpha is now a
>> release with an odd micro relase number.
>> (rebuild): Don't reset revision here.
>> (build_scripts): Remove mkstamp, add git-version-gen.
>> (EXTRA_DIST, BUILT_SOURCES): Add .version.
>> (libltdl/config/, libltdl/m4/ltversion.m4, tests/package.m4):
>> Don't depend on or ChangeLog to determine when the
>> version number has reved, use .version directly.
>> (.version): Flush most recent configure calculated VERSION to disk.
>> (dist-hook): Flush current VERSION to disk at dist time.
> (dotserial): Distributed file to cache the serial
> number for when git is not available to recalculate it when
> building from a release tarball.
> (dist-hook): Make sure .serial is created.
> (libltdl/config/ltversion.m4): Use .serial when it is present
> (in a dist tarball) or calculate with git otherwise (in a git
> working directory).
> (EXTRA_DIST): Add .serial file.

Squashed and pushed, I'll commit changes describing the much simpler single
branch release system we have been using for a few years already to presently.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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