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Re: git-version-gen: allow 'snapshot' as .tarball-version contents

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: git-version-gen: allow 'snapshot' as .tarball-version contents
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:18:22 +0200
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Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> > I need a non-numeric version for continuous publishing of gettext snapshot
> > tarballs, and I want the tarballs to be called gettext-snapshot.tar.gz,
> I wonder how users of these tarballs would be able to identify
> snapshots if there is no version information.

They can remember the date at which they downloaded the snapshot.

Ideally a download would have a stable URL _and_ a version number. In some
cases, this is not possible or extra effort. I find that for CI tarballs a
stable URL is the more important feature.


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