[OpenWrt-Devel] SVN to GIT transition

David Lang david at lang.hm
Tue Oct 13 17:20:45 EDT 2015

On Wed, 14 Oct 2015, Roman Yeryomin wrote:

> On 13 October 2015 at 23:08, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>> On Tue, 13 Oct 2015, Roman Yeryomin wrote:
>>>> Would it be possible to track the revision number in an automated way
>>>> even
>>>> in a git repo?  So store the r number, and automatically increment on
>>>> commits.  Not sure if that's an option, but it seems like it might
>>>> address
>>>> the problem.
>>> If a user is smart enough to commit something locally then he knows
>>> what he is doing and is smart enough to report the changes he made.
>>> It's so simple.
>> I think the concern is that someone may do this and then make the resulting
>> images available to others to install.
> Someone can do this (change the revision) very easily now too (and
> this is good, because allows using internal revision numbers for
> custom fw builders), so there is no way you can protect from this (I
> would even say there is no point in protecting from this).

I think it's a good idea to encourage other builders to have a unique id in 
there. That's why I was talking earlier about adding the initials of the builder 
to the version string.

Even if they are compiling the same code, there are enough different ways to 
configure things that can cause problems that it's worth knowing if it's a stock 
build or a custom one.

David Lang
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