[systemd-devel] [ANNOUNCE] systemd v41

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Feb 20 06:25:00 PST 2012

On Sat, 18.02.12 18:55, Colin Guthrie (gmane at colin.guthr.ie) wrote:

> 'Twas brillig, and Jan Engelhardt at 09/02/12 03:43 did gyre and gimble:
> > On Thursday 2012-02-09 03:44, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > 
> >> Heya,
> >>
> >> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/systemd-41.tar.xz
> > 
> > Can I propose that the version number in AC_INIT and supplementary
> > documentation like NEWS is not bumped until the release is actually
> > made, and that the commit that does finally change the numbers is
> > also the one getting tagged? (Background: Freshly pulled v41, and
> > `git log` does not give any indication where v41 actually began, so
> > that one has to use git-describe, gitk or something with tag display.
> > The proposed scheme follows the linux kernel and uncountably other
> > projects.)

To me this sounds as if Jan is asking for a new feature in git, rather
than a change in systemd. If the "git log" output can be improved to
show tag information, then it is definitely a good idea to do just that
instead of trying to manually influence the output it by delaying
commits unnecessarily.

I think it is a good idea to make git work nicely with a natural flow of
commits rather than adapt the flow of commits to git log.

Or in short: a new --show-tags switch for git log sounds like an awesome
solution here.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

More information about the systemd-devel mailing list