I think it would have been better if the commit after 5.0.0-rc1 was not
tagged 5.0.0-rc2-dev. Then the git describe would make more sense. It would
indicate that it was based on the 5.0.0-rc1 with additional commits and its
The g stands for git according to the man page.
https://git-scm.com/docs/git-describe (search for "-g").
2018-03-12 15:48 GMT+01:00 Wayne Stambaugh <stambau...@gmail.com>:
> On 3/12/2018 10:40 AM, Steven A. Falco wrote:
> > On 03/12/2018 10:23 AM, Jon Evans wrote:
> >> I have seen multiple users who run nightlies think they have RC2
> because they read "5.0.0-rc2" and stop reading after that :-)
> >> Maybe we should switch the tag back to "5.0-dev" between RC releases?
> >> I think all of us developers are going to look up the git hash anyway
> to know exactly when a given version was built, so the "rc2-dev"
> information isn't super necessary for me at least.
> >> By the way, it's probably annoying to change this because I imagine
> there are scripts that depend on it, but I wish the git hash didn't have a
> "g" in front of it, since if I just double-click that portion of the
> version string I have to manually remove the "g" before pasting it
> elsewhere to look up the hash.
> > I agree that the -rc2 could be confusing. As to the "g" prefix, that is
> not present in the Fedora nightlies. They report more like:
> > 5.0.0-rc2-dev-unknown-r12328-8fcbb64a
> My bad. I forgot that -unknown is append to the end of the version
> string when building from a source archive or no git. Every think
> appended after that is done by the build script.
> > where the r12328 is a sequential number representing the number of
> commits to date and the 8fcbb64a is the short SHA of the head commit.
> > Steve
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