[haiku-development] Re: Finally deciding on a new source control system for Haiku

  • From: Niels Sascha Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 15:26:18 +0200

Hi,

2011/5/2 Alex von Gluck <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:44:17 -0400
> Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Some time ago a "committee" was created to evaluate the options for a
>> new source control system for Haiku. I suppose our existing system,
>> Subversion, was also considered but I think the general consensus is
>> that SVN no longer serves the Haiku project well as a source control
>> system.
>
> Pulling away from the Github discussions for a moment, while I am in
> favor of git... how will Haiku begin tracking versions?  Previously we
> have always used svn revision numbers to identify versions. While using
> dates and times makes more sense to track development versions of our
> sources, they are a lot harder to track in an easy incrementing fashion.
>
> There *is* a git describe command that gives a quick version based on
> the last commit and last version tag:
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-describe.html
>
> Example:
>  v1.0.4-14-g2414721
>
> Would that work for the about system applet?  Looks like we would have
> to use version tags consistently.

Can't we rust refer to a short SHA on git.haiku-os.org?

N>

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