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Re: Git transition checklist

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:52:33 +0200

> From: Achim Gratz <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:45:20 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
> > If I run the above git command in the Emacs git repo, I get this:
> >
> >   $ git describe --tags
> >   mh-e-8.5-4522-gaa5ae3b
> >
> > I doubt that we want this.  We want the git sha1 value of the last
> > commit instead, I think.
> With annotated release tags, you should drop the --tags option and only
> the annotated tags are considered:
> .../emacs> git tag --annotate emacs-24.3-ann emacs-24.3
> .../emacs> git describe
> emacs-24.3-ann-5712-g478ff9c

I still don't see why not use 'git log' for this purpose.  We don't
want a description of the branch, we want the ID of the last commit on
which the build is based.  Using that, one can easily identify what
was in the tree.

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