[typo] Version number

Scott Laird scott at sigkill.org
Sun Nov 20 21:10:03 EST 2005


On Nov 20, 2005, at 6:04 PM, William A. Carrel wrote:
> Perhaps, but that feels pretty ugly.  It's going to clutter up every
> changeset with non-relevant changed lines, plus open questions like:
> do you iterate the file only for commits to the trunk or also for
> commits on branches/tags which will iterate the repository revision
> number?
>
> If the existing typo_version.rb == 'HEAD' and there is a .svn
> directory at the typo root then try to get the version with
> svnversion (or by parsing .svn/entries on the typo root, it's some
> pretty cut and dry XML).  If it's a real point-release version then
> put that in typo_version.rb instead of 'HEAD'.
>
> All of these answers feel like solutions in search of a problem.
> Developers and users who are running HEAD rather than a point release
> should be prepared to run things like "svnversion /opt/my/typo" when
> submitting problem reports.  Adding that to the "how to report an
> issue" page seems like a good thing to do anyway.

You're probably right.  I've seen a lot of bug report from  
"subversion from about a month ago," and I'd like to have a better  
way to track it.


Scott


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