[coreboot] [ANN] New code repository and development workflow
Arne Georg Gleditsch
arne.gleditsch at numascale.com
Thu Jun 23 14:48:12 CEST 2011
Patrick Georgi <patrick at georgi-clan.de> writes:
> Dear coreboot developers, stakeholders, and enthusiasts,
> I'm glad to be able to announce that we moved the repository
> infrastructure to git and gerrit, with jenkins as supporting facility.
Yay! Go Git.
Question, though: is this going to be accompanied by a revised
tagging/versioning scheme? I realize Coreboot has a history of simply
using SVN revisions as version indicators, but I personally must admit I
always found that a bit fast and loose. However, at least the revision
numbers were sequential, and carried _some_ meaning. You could for
instance tell at a glance roughly how old any given version was, how
much you (or the version subject to an error report) was trailing HEAD.
Additionally, I suspect hashes are a bad way of communicating version
information to more casual users ("what is the latest stable/tested
version?", "what version should I use for my foo bar mainboard?").
Lastly, and more pragmatically, I need something to put into the version
drop-down at http://lxr.linux.no/coreboot. This is of course the
motivation for this email. :) I'm not really keen on git hashes, but the
more active members of the project obviously need to determine what
works for Coreboot as a project.
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