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Re: FYI: new inter-release version strings, e.g., 6.9-219-g58ddd,

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: FYI: new inter-release version strings, e.g., 6.9-219-g58ddd,
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:47:47 +0200
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>>> For example, now when I run "make dist", rather than getting the always
>>> identically-named coreutils-6.9+.tar.gz, I get tarballs with more
>>> meaningful names:
>>>     coreutils-6.9.220.gdd469.tar.gz
>>>     coreutils-6.9.223.g624d1.tar.gz
>> Neat!  I'd like this in gnulib, so I can use it in my projects to make
>> automatic releases during development cycles.  I've been thinking of how
>> to achieve that for some time, but this seems to be a good solution.
>> I'd prefer to avoid any non-numeric symbols though, doesn't autoconf
>> gnits mode complain?
> Yes.  From coreutils' ChangeLog, back in Feb:
>         Remove the "gnits" option; it prohibits my using "+" as a version
>         string suffix, and all it does (beyond the default "gnu" option)
>         is to _require_ the THANKS file.
>         * configure.ac (AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE): Remove it.

I've run into this when working on experimental branches with special
version naming too...  I've dropped the gnits mode from all of my
projects now.


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