DTC 1.0.0 Release Coming?

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Fri Jul 27 00:27:39 EST 2007

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 08:04:30AM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> 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.

Your 1.0.0-rc1 tag is there, still showing as dirty.

> > 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!

Um... no.  The base version comes from the numbers specified in the
Makefile, not from the git 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.
> Sure.
> > 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.

First, I don't think it really is - except in superficial aspect of
how the version number is partitioned - the kernel has no auto version
generating thing of this type.  Second, I don't see that being similar
to the kernel's approach has any particular usefulness here, anyway.

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