develooper Front page | | Postings from January 2017

Re: feature request: explanation of git-id

Thread Previous | Thread Next
Karen Etheridge
January 18, 2017 07:19
Re: feature request: explanation of git-id
Message ID:
See `git describe` ( for the syntax
of the descriptor -- it's the number of commits after the referenced tag.

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:48 PM, James E Keenan <> wrote:

> 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

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About