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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Usages of CVS $Header$ keyword in ebuilds - use cases wanted
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:34:52
1 Hi folks,
3 I'm doing some research on our usages of the $Header$ keyword in our
4 main CVS repo.
6 The primary use-case that has been publicly stated before was for users
7 to be able to identify to developers what version of a given ebuild they
8 were using.
10 Q: How much have you utilized the primary use case?
12 Q: Are there any other use-cases you have and actively use?
14 For evaluating existing uses of the primary case, I took a glance at
15 Bugzilla. There are 624 bugs total that contain a $Header$ with an
16 existing Gentoo path. At least 143 of those are for new packages or
17 version bumps (they copied existing ebuilds).
19 --
20 Robin Hugh Johnson
21 Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy
22 E-Mail : robbat2@g.o
23 GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85