release number when upstream *only* has git hashes?

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Wed Oct 5 17:21:21 UTC 2011

On 10/05/2011 04:35 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 06:53:50AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 10/04/2011 09:01 PM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>>>   Now do we want to put the git hash into the version
>>> field too?
>> Yes, because "git checkouts by date" are not sufficiently reliable to
>> provide deterministic checkouts from git.
> I hope you don't really mean this.
Certainly not -  "version <-> release" mixup on my part :() - Sorry.

> git hashes belong in the Release field;
> not in the version field.

I was advocating to mandate git hashes as part of the "release"-string, 
because "checkouts by date" do not work well with git.


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