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Re: Version number tag

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: Version number tag
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 03:48:20 +1300

Hi Reuben,

> On Nov 7, 2013, at 3:28 AM, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm intrigued by the version number tag 0.1 I get from a recent gnulib 
> update, but poking around a) the repo, b) the mailing list archive, c) the 
> sources and d) the web gives no clue as to its meaning or intended use. 
> Apologies if I've overlooked something, but I'd love to be enlightened.
> I suspected something libposix related, but couldn't see anything there 
> either.

Nothing so exciting I'm afraid, it's there to give 'git describe' a fair shot 
at working even in a shallow cloned gnulib subproject - otherwise certain 
invocations of bootstrap can break the release rules in maint.mk.

Jim plans to push a version tag every 1000 commits or so.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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