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James E Keenan
January 17, 2017 21:48
Subject: feature request: explanation of git-id
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When you go to, one of the columns 
presented is "Git-id".  Its contents look like this:


What these strings mean is not entirely self-evident.  I can infer that 
'v5.25.8' means "after we've released perl-5.25.8."  And I understand 
that in the final part of the string, everything after the initial 'g' 
is a git SHA (commit ID).

But I've never understood what the middle integer is supposed to mean. 
Those integers do not appear to be assigned in strictly increasing 
numerical order.  It would be nice if there was some explanation on the 
page as to what that part and the whole Git-id are supposed to mean.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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