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Re: Better names for Guix versions from git?

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Better names for Guix versions from git?
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 23:50:11 +0100
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swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:

> "Björn Höfling" <address@hidden> skrev: (29 december 2018 12:53:04 CET)
>>On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 22:30:11 +0100
>>Taylan Kammer <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I like dates in "rolling release" version strings because they
>>> immediately tell you how old/new the version is, but I can certainly
>>> live with that format too. Definitely better than what we have.
>>I also would prefer a string containing the date.
> +1. Maybe we could do both, first the date then the commits then the hash?

Including a date would require more effort, because this format is not
supported by git, as far as I know.

Support for the output of “git describe” would likely be much easier to
implement, but note that this might require missing features to be
implemented in guile-git.


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