Re: [dev] surf release?

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:36:33 -0700

On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 02:18:01PM -0400, Greg Reagle wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015, at 01:46 PM, Jack L. Frost wrote:
> > As a packager, I'd very much appreciate tagging once in a while so that
> > we have
> > static targets for patching and packaging.
> I don't know git well, just the basics, but why don't you use a git
> commit id as the target for patching and packaging? As far as I
> understand, a tag is just a "friendly" name for a commit id anyway.

If $APPLICATION versions 4541b821941a65e9c220acec2ab7256d7b21d690 and up
support features X, Y and Z, can you tell me whether or not version
02e09b181db9b55d93a43a943d49048a4aeb0364 also has those features? This
become even more of a nuisance when you only have immediate access to a
compiled binary; I often build packages on one machine then distribute
only the binaries. Using hashes for versioning means you can't
$APPLICATION -V to easily figure out how old the binary is I'm using.

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