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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH-v5.5 5/5] virt-manager version-id changes

On 04/10/2013 06:29 PM, Cole Robinson wrote:
Gene, I'm sorry, but I truly have no interest in maintaining this as part of
virt-manager. The problems you describe affect just about every open source
project I've worked on, so even though it_is_  sub optimal it's common enough
that it clearly doesn't cause too much grief, so it doesn't warrant such a
complex solution.
OK, lets step back a moment. Before, considering how something is implemented, I want to consider what is implemented and I have the following separate issues.

1. When python setup.py sdist is run and IF we are running under a giot-clone repository, then there should be a check made for outstanding/uncommited changes and if such changes exist, creating the tarball should be aborted.

My reasoning is that the tarball should have a "good, known base."

There is the possibility that python setup.py sdist was not run under a git-clone repository, the execution should proceed.

2. Never mind what it is or how it is done, is it desirable to have some sort of snapshot id? Yes, many projects have this problem, but that does not mean it should be ignored.

My submitted solution has many problems including that it is way over-engineered. I forgot the KISS principle. I was looking for something simple and the solution got a life of its own.

While it might be "nice" to capture the information returned by git-describe--tags, the real issue (IMHO) is to have some simple version differentiator for tarball and rpm names ... autobuild.sh does provide a differentiator for the RPMs it builds.

RPM maintainers also do their own differentiation when they build an updated version of some program which is not based on an official release but instead a point-in-time snapshot of a git repository.

So, back to the basic question: is a snapshot file-name differentiator something desirable?


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