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From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT: github (and gitlab, etc etc): track down a particular commit
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 16:14:25
1 Very often, for a some large FLOSS project (often but not always
2 packaged by gentoo) I am interested in answering the question:
4 Which official released released versions V1.0, V2.0 etc contain a
5 particular commit C1ABCDE?
7 Using branches as an imperfect but mostly OK proxy for releases, the
8 question becomes:
10 Into which branches B_1_0_foo, B_2_0_bar etc has C1ABCDE been merged?
12 Unfortunately I know of no direct way of answering either question with
13 the web UI of github and its siblings, and this has bugged me for a long
14 time. Of course I can clone the repository and answer the question with
15 command line git or gitk, but for really large projects this consumes
16 considerable resources on my computer, and worse, significant time for
17 the download.
19 So, am I missing some feature of github which would allow me to do this?
21 --
22 Please don't Cc: me privately on mailing lists and Usenet,
23 if you also post the followup to the list or newsgroup.
24 To reply privately _only_ on Usenet and on broken lists
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] OT: github (and gitlab, etc etc): track down a particular commit "Vadim A. Misbakh-Soloviov" <gentoo@×××.name>