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Re: Versioning svn checkouts [Was: Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?]



Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Petr Machata (pmachata redhat com) said: 
>> Steve Grubb wrote:
>>> kdepim-enterprise-svn20070926.tar.bz2
>> As a side note, I always wondered why to use date in the release tag of
>> package, whose sources come from non-cvs versioning system.  For svn, in
>> my opinion, it would make more sense to use the tree revision number;
>> for git, similarly, sha1 id of the tree.
> 
> Well, git<date> sorts sanely. git<sha1> does not. Comments in the spec
> (or similar) might help with this.

It doesn't have to sort sanely. The release tag is composed from "base"
and "date" parts, where "base" is bumped each time the "date" (or other
identifier) changes.  The "base" part gives you the sorting.

> Bill

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