[haiku-development] Re: Mercurial version string Was:Re: Re: VOTE: Git or Mercurial (hg) as Haiku's new source control tool

  • From: "Brecht Machiels" <brecht@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 10:50:29 +0200

On Wed, 11 May 2011 23:17:57 +0200, Niels Sascha Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well, here's my attempt at getting a meaningful revision string (like
I put in the other thread). For my tree, with two custom commits, the
output would be:

custom:64fc2d4b5805~2011-05-11 derived from

In case of connection troubles, it would be:


Git can describe the remote branch without needing a network connection. I'm thinking the same data would be available to Hg, no?

Does the script also find out what haiku-central changeset the local tree is derived from in case it's not directly based on the haiku-central tree (but with some forks in between)? That wouldn't be possible without a network connection, I suppose.

Best regards

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