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Re: Version number tag

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Version number tag
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 14:51:02 +0000

On 6 November 2013 14:48, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
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.

Thanks. I saw the commit messages about shallow clones when I looked at the logs directly leading up to the first tag, but didn't make the connection.

Maybe this warrants a disclaimer in the README? ("The version tags in git are not 'real' version numbers."?)


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