On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM, <james.mo...@gitblit.com> wrote:
> 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
>> id. How is the change-id generated by the way? Would it be a good english
>> to call it enduring commit identifier?
> Here is the algorithm:
For the hyperlink and Java challenged, the Change-Id is essentially
the commit SHA-1 had the Change-Id not been included. The shell script
hook Gerrit recommends for use with `git commit` uses `git
commit-tree` to compute the hash. Which of course later differs after
the Change-Id is inserted.
> 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.
As Martin Fick said, we would be open to an alternative if a better
one is presented, especially if it is supported by git commit.
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