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H.Merijn Brand
January 18, 2017 07:05
Re: feature request: explanation of git-id
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Please create issues instead. I've created this issue for you:

On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:48:16 -0500, James E Keenan <>

> When you go to, one of the columns 
> presented is "Git-id".  Its contents look like this:
> v5.25.8-269-g01f9673
> v5.25.8-196-g3626fc2
> v5.25.8-208-g05053e2
> v5.25.8-260-g57b3a6b6ec
> 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

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
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