Re: Doubts in Sigar packaging
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 12:44:47PM +0100, Tony Houghton wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:00:27 +1000
> Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 03:18:20PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > > > Why won't you just use `git --describe`?
> > > > > It produces nice version numbers of the format
> > > > > <last tag>-<number of commits after it>-<start of hash>
> > > > > (or just <last tag> when you're packaging a release)
> > git --describe is, as far as I can tell, useless for the purpose stated at
> > the beginning of the thread.
> Did you miss the <number of commits after it> bit? I think that makes it
> ideal provided each release is tagged with its version number.
Because tags aren't globally unique. Since you yourself said that tags
weren't suitable, in and of themselves, when I proposed it, I can't imagine
how a tag plus a commit count is of any use. The addition of a hash doesn't
help, for the non-sortable reason I gave.