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Re: Better names for Guix versions from git?

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Better names for Guix versions from git?
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 22:45:59 +0100

On 2018-12-25 20:49, Taylan Kammer wrote:
Currently, after running 'guix pull', the Guix version will be reported
by 'guix --version' as something like:


I think it would be really nice if instead it were something like:


where the date is the commit's date (year, month, day) in UTC+0.

That's shorter, more descriptive, and just as unique.  (The chances of
there being two commits in the same day with the same first 6 positions
in the hash should be negligient.)

The package name is currently something like:


That could become:


which is a bit longer but more descriptive.

I looked into guix/self.scm a bit but couldn't easily tell how difficult
it would be to implement these changes.

Thoughts?  Worth it?

I think it is worth it, in fact I was on my way to suggest the same.

Cheers Swedebugia

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