[PATCH 1/2] templates: Include Patchwork version in footer

Stephen Finucane stephenfinucane at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 8 05:42:34 AEST 2016

On 07 Sep 10:48, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> > This is managed using a combination of hardcoded string, for
> > installations from tarball, and 'git describe', for installations from
> > a Git repo.
> >
> > This includes installing Git in the Docker environment, to enable this
> > in the development environment.
> What is the purpose of this - what use case does it serve?
> I'm not opposed to it per se, I just don't really understand the benefit
> the extra code brings...

The main reason I wanted it is to gauge the versions that various
sites are running. I can roughly tell from looking at them now, but
it would be good to be able to link reports of issues with a specific
version numbers. I included the Git additions to ensure people using
versions with local modifications wouldn't be reporting issues that
don't exist in the unmodified version. AFAIK, Django itself works very
similarly if you install directly from Git.


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