On Mon, Oct 21, 2013, at 02:29 PM, Thomas Koch wrote:
> As I understand, a UUID could also be used for the same purbose as the
> change-
> id. How is the change-id generated by the way? Would it be a good english
> name 
> to call it enduring commit identifier?

Here is the algorithm:

I think "enduring commit id" is a fair interpretation of it's purpose. 
I don't speak for the Gerrit developers so I can not say if they are
interested in alternative id generation.  I come to the list as a
change-id user/consumer.

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