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From:
Karen Etheridge
Date:
January 18, 2017 07:19
Subject:
Re: perl5.test-smoke.org feature request: explanation of git-id
Message ID:
CAPJsHfBatJmi6Fh5_XaWeH27k4SjcmZkLvvqq2Ds5t5T0u=qcA@mail.gmail.com
See `git describe` (https://git-scm.com/docs/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 <jkeen@verizon.net> wrote:

> When you go to http://perl5.test-smoke.org/search, 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
>

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