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Subject: Re: git describe output for github/epics-base 3.15 branch
From: Hinko Kocevar <hinkocevar@gmail.com>
To: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:38:01 +0000
Hi Andrew,

I'll supply the required switch then. Thanks for explaining!

Hinko

On Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at 18:23, Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov> wrote:
Hi Hinko,

On 03/07/2018 09:16 AM, Hinko Kocevar wrote:
> Is there a reason why git describe does not count number of commits
> since last R3.15 tag like for other branches?

I think it's because there have been more than 10 tags created since the
3.15.5 release, and by default git doesn't consider enough candidates to
find the right one:

> tux% git branch
> * 3.15
> tux% git describe --always --long --tags
> R3.14.12.7-14467-gc18b6f2
> tux% git describe --always --long --tags --candidates=20
> R3.15.5-180-gc18b6f2

HTH,

- Andrew

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References:
git describe output for github/epics-base 3.15 branch Hinko Kocevar
Re: git describe output for github/epics-base 3.15 branch Andrew Johnson

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