Better testing of tagged tars

Ian Monroe ian at
Tue Feb 12 18:43:37 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin at> wrote:
> Would a solution like introducing dedicated versions help here: maybe. It
> would require each developer working with such issues to track the release
> team mailing list to get the notification of a respin, the new version number
> and the matching git hash. Tricky and again with lots of work. Also
> problematic once the final version is created because the version information
> must be exactly the same otherwise Dr.Konqui magic doesn't work.

Wouldn't much of the problem be solved if the git sha was directly
appended to the version number? It wouldn't even need to be all that
many digits - like 3 or 4 - since it would just need to differentiate
between commits around the time of the release. Traceability would be
for free. You wouldn't be able to tell which tarball of the same
version but different sha was the newest, but you can't tell that
currently anyways.


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