DTC 1.0.0 Release Coming?

Jon Loeliger jdl at jdl.com
Thu Jul 26 23:04:30 EST 2007

So, like, the other day David Gibson mumbled:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 11:12:00AM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> > Folks,
> > 
> > I'd like to make an official DTC Version 1.0.0 release soon!
> It would certainly be great to have a release, since dtc is becoming
> necessary for more and more kernel builds.
> Only thing I'm not really happy with in the current release is the
> versioning stuff.  For starters, it always reports my builds as
> -dirty, even when they're not.

I think it won't do that once there is a tag available.

> It also seems a bit hideously
> complicated for what it does.  I'd prefer to see something simpler
> using git-describe to derive the version strings directly from the git
> tags themselves.

That is essentially what is there now.  We just need a tag!

>  Obviously we need some sort of cacheing mechanism to
> make the versioning work for tarball releases without the git history,
> but I think we can handle that with a suitable "make dist" target.


> I'll see if I can make a patch or two in the next few days.

I would like to keep the current version mechanism as it
is really quite similar to what is in the Kernel now.


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