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Subject: Re: Version Strings

Re: Version Strings

From: Alex Bennee <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:43:44 +0000

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Torne Wuff
<> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15 09 at 1:19:04AM -0500, Andrew Mahone wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I don't favor changing any of what's currently in
>> the version string, but I would consider extending it to be a good
>> idea, provided that adding the commit-ish doesn't make it unreasonably
>> long. I think the initial rNNNNNNN-DDDDDD should be extended with a
>> -<extra>, which could include the git commit-ish if building from git,
>> and perhaps just "-custom" if building from an svn checkout with local
>> changes.
> <snip>
> Possibly related: I use bzr-svn to branch the rockbox trunk, and have
> modified the version script to produce something like
> r19705+bzr19352-090108, where the rNNNNN number is the most recent
> revision that has a svn revision number from trunk and the bzrNNNNN
> number is the revision from my bzr branch. I quite like the format :)
> I've not actually added -dirty to my script but have considered it.. it
> doesn't tell you what/where the changes are, but it does tell you that
> the code is not exactly as specified by the revision id, and thus that
> issues may not be reproducable.
> <snip>
> That would be good, and something I'd adapt to support bzr :)

Ok I'll tweak it to that format. I still think having dirty adds
useful information. It may be worth just dumping that into

Can you post your copy of the script and I'll slurb the bzr bit into
it of you want.

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Received on 2009-01-15

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