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Re: empty TIMESTAMP, stamp-vcl

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: empty TIMESTAMP, stamp-vcl
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:12:00 -0600
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According to Gary V. Vaughan on 3/28/2007 10:07 AM:
> Consider that the timestamp is there to allow us to pull the exact version
> a bug-reporter used by reference to the version string we hope they quote.
> It doesn't actually matter what we use for that string, just that we can
> get back to the same build that generated the bug-report.
> There are two implications:
>   i) if we master from git, then the git revision hash gives us that,
>      as long as we push that information into the CVS mirror.
>  ii) except that doesn't tell us which gnulib release was used, so we
>      need to factor the gnulib timestamp information too :-(  I think
>      we can maybe get away with just making bootstrap write a gnulib
>      repo timestamp into a version.c file...
> On the other hand maybe we can persuade the gnulib folks to have a proper
> release schedule, or else add something to gnulib-tool to help us keep
> track of the particular non-releases the bug-reporter bootstrapped with?

Now that you mention it, it would be nice if every invocation of
'gnulib-tool --update' or 'gnulib-tool --import' would touch a timestamp
file that could then be incorporated into the project.

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